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Clarkson women clinch ECAC Volleyball regular season title

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ROCHESTER — The Clarkson volleyball team continued its hot play as it swept Skidmore 25-17, 25-10, 25-21 and host Rochester Institute of Technology 25-2, 25-12, 25-13 to clinch the ECAC conference regular season title on Friday night.

Xiao Liang totaled 20 kills for the two matches and Erika Chin suppled a total of 33 digs for the Golden Knights (26-6, 11-0), who have won 25 straight sets and swept eight consecutive matches.

SLU 3, Skidmore 0: Rebecca Briggs matched her career-high with 12 kills as the Saints swept the Thoroughbreds 25-22, 25-18, 25-15 in ECAC pool play in Rochester.

Anna Kassab generated 20 assists for St. Lawrence (18-8, 7-3), which can clinch the second seed in the Liberty League tournament with wins over Union and RIT.

SUNY Buffalo 3, SUNY Potsdam 0: Sarah Horvath’s 11 digs and nine kills lifted the Bengals to a SUNYAC sweep of the Bears 25-13, 25-18, 25-12 in Buffalo.

Kelsey Bashore collected 30 assists for Buffalo State (19-8, 6-1).

Jenna Blujus led SUNY Potsdam (12-13, 4-3) with 10 digs, nine assists and five kills.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

SLU 3, Colgate 0: Junior goalie Carmen MacDonald stopped all 23 shots as the Saints blanked the Red Radiers in the ECAC Conference opener for both teams.

Mel Desrochers and Kayla Raniwsky supplied first-period goals and Alex Morre added a third-period marker for the Saints (2-5, 1-0), who also snapped a five-game losing streak.

Colgate dropped to 2-5 and 0-1.

Cornell 6, Clarkson 3: Jillian Saulnier tallied two of the Big Red’s three first-period goals as they beat the Golden Knights in the ECAC Conference opener for teams in Ithaca.

Emily Fulton generated five points, including four assists, for Cornell (3-0-0, 1-0-0).

Jamie Lee Rattray scored twice for Clarkson (5-2-1, 0-1-0).

MEN’S SOCCER

SUNY Potsdam 1, SUNY Geneseo 0: Conor Engle’s goal in the 54th minute lifted the Bears to a SUNYAC win over the Blue Knights in Geneseo.

Stefan Sloma made eight saves for SUNY Potsdam (10-7-1, 4-4-1).

Logan Calvey turned aside seven shots for SUNY Geneseo (6-9-3, 3-5-1).

The Bears head into their regular season finale this morning at SUNY Brockport with a chance to clinch a post-season bid with a win.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

SUNY Geneseo 1, SUNY Potsdam 0: Erin O’Connor scored in the 19 minute as the Blue Knights edged the Bears in SUNYAC play at Geneseo.

Julia Sanger needed to make two saves for SUNY Geneseo (5-6-4, 3-3-2).

Michaela Cole collected seven saves for SUNY Potsdam (5-10-1, 2-6-0).

FIELD HOCKEY

William Smith 3, SLU 1: Alessandra Patrizio (12-2, 4-1) registered a goal and an assist as the Herons used three second-half goals to defeat the Saints in Liberty League play at Canton.

Emma Berry scored and Nicole Matos made 10 saves for St. Lawrence (5-9, 1-4).

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