Courtney Davies scored her second consecutive game-winning goal Friday to help the Niagara women’s soccer team pull out a 1-0 overtime win at Manhattan.
Davies headed home a crossing pass from Chelsea Spencer for her third goal of the season.
Ashleigh Bowers made four saves to earn her third shutout of the season.
“I’m very happy with the team,” coach Peter Veltri said. “I think we played very well. We had our difficulties capitalizing on our opportunities, but we stayed with it. Eventually, we were able to capitalize on a chance and we won the game because of it.”
This was the first of five straight road games against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foes for the Purple Eagles (6-5-1 overall, 2-1-0 MAAC). They visit Saint Peter’s on Sunday.
Morrisville 2, New Paltz 1 (2OT)
Lauren Bordonaro (Starpoint) scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the Mustangs won their first SUNYAC game of the year. Kelsey Pellegrino made an incredible 26 saves.
UB 3, Niagara 0
Anthony Johnson (Kenmore East) scored his first goal as a Bull on a breakaway from 25 yards out in the non-league contest at UB Stadium. Johnson transferred to UB after playing his freshman season at Buff State. Kieron Gradwell and Mike Unwin also scored for UB (5-5 overall). John Fiutowski made nine saves for Niagara (2-5-1), which hosts St. Bonaventure on Sunday before opening MAAC play on Friday.
St. Cloud State 4, Niagara 3
The Purple Eagles fought hard in coach Chris McKenzie’s debut, matching goals by the home team in the first and second periods, and scoring in the final minute after pulling the goalkeeper. Jenna Hendrikx scored the first and third goal for Niagara (0-1), while Mary McKinnon scored on a power play in the second period. Jenny Bauer made 32 saves. The two teams meet again tonight, and McKenzie, a former NU men’s player, will make his return to Dwyer Arena on Friday.
Paul Short Invitational
Dennis Pollow (Wilson) finished 70th in a field of 386 in his first race for UB. Pollow, who competed at Penn State for the past four years, finished the 8K course in 24:44. The Bulls took 34th in the 42-team event. Mike Trendell’s 119th-place finish (26:43) helped the Purple Eagles come in 36th.
The UB women placed fifth out of 39 teams, with Brittany Chilson running the 6K course in 23:45, good for 62nd place in a field of 283. Niagara’s Jessica Spellane came in 109th (23:58), and the team placed 38th.