Niagara Gazette — MEN’S SOCCER
Plattsburgh 2, Buff State 1
Stephen Linderman (Tonawanda/Tonawanda) picked up an assist for the Bengals, who ended their season with a loss in the SUNYAC quarterfinals.
UMFK 3, Daemen 2
Meghan Lipinoga (North Tonawanda/North Tonawanda) scored a goal for the Wildcats, who fell short in their bid for their second straight USCAA National Championship against the top-ranked University of Maine-Fort Kent.
NU 3, Iona 2
The Purple Eagles (3-21, 2-11 MAAC) held off a late rally to down the Gales, 28-26, 25-21, 22-25, 14-25, 15-13, on Saturday.
Junior Amanda Sedore had a career day as she played a major role in the win. Sedore’s match-high 26 kills are the most by a Purple Eagle since Hannah Hedrick’s 26 against Manhattan in 2011. Sedore also tied a career-high in digs with 17 en route to her sixth double-double of the season. Joining Sedore in double-digit kills were Alex Stone (15) and Melissa McGwin (10), while Logan Rae had her third double-double season with 45 assists and 12 digs.
The Purple Eagles had a season-high 85 digs with six players having double-digit digs. Allison Reis had a match-high 23 and eclipsed the 1,000-dig career plateau.
Daemen 3, Rochester College 0
Daemen 3, Florida College 1
Kaley Vazquez (Kenmore/Kenmore West) totalled 43 assists to help the Wildcats win their second consecutive USCAA National Championship. Vazquez had 17 helpers in a three-set semifinal win over sixth-seeded Rochester, then dished 26 more in a final against No. 2 Florida.
Fredonia 3, Union 2
Brittney Kelly (North Tonawanda/Niagara-Wheatfield) had 22 digs as the Blue Devils, ranked No. 9 in the NCAA Division III New York Region, topped the No. 8 Dutchwomen and moved to 25-8 heading into the SUNYAC Tournament.
Buff State 3, UM-Dearborn 0
Jessica Crooks (Niagara Falls/Nia.-Wheatfield) had 12 kills and three blocks while Chelsea Moore (Kenmore/Kenmore West) added 18 digs as the Bengals finished the regular season with a 23-9 record.