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ROCHESTER — Kyle Aquin scored three goals and helped lead the Rochester Institute of Technology men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over St. Lawrence University on Saturday, clinching the Liberty League regular-season title for the Tigers.

RIT (14-2 overall, 6-0 conference) built a 7-4 lead by halftime. Alec Sulesky and Taylor Wisman both scored twice, and Allister Warren and Eddie Kiesa added single goals.

Mac Johnson led the Saints (10-4, 5-1), who will host Clarkson in a semifinal Friday, with four goals. Davey Hovey scored two goals and Alden Frelinghuysen and Pierson Fowler scored one goal.

CLARKSON 16, VASSAR 7

Corey Herrington’s four-goal effort helped the Golden Knights (9-5, 4-2) prevail in a Liberty League game in Potsdam.

Matthew Gold, James Wright and Shane Martin each scored two goals for Clarkson. Jeff Sciera, Jamie Stuhlinger, Daniel Duffy, Matt McCabe, Tyler Tomeny and Peter Goss added goals.

Noah Parson and Sean Brazier both scored twice to lead Vassar (3-11, 0-6). Max Herman, Tyler Morrow and Jeffrey Berg also scored for the Brewers.

SUNY CORTLAND 10, SUNY POTSDAM 5

Former Massena standout Zach Hopps scored one goal and assisted on four others to lead the Red Dragons (15-0, 6-0) past the Bears in a SUNYAC game in Cortland.

Billy Davis and James Stavrakis each scored two goals for SUNY Cortland.

Derek Frost led the Bears (6-7, 2-4) with two goals. Kyle Nicholas, Pat Morrill and Rob Kunz also scored.

SUNY OSWEGO 23, SUNY CANTON 2

Casey Balzer scored three goals and Cody Hoose, Nick Giampaolo, Connor Brown, Connor Khammar, Chris Porten, Brian Weinert and Ben Morrill each tallied two goals as the Lakers (8-7) routed the Kangaroos in a nonconference game in Oswego.

Tanner Pratt and Jason Thompson scored for SUNY Canton (5-6).

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

RIT 17, CLARKSON 16

Shelby Vakiener scored two goals 23 seconds apart late in the second half to give the Tigers a win over the Golden Knights in a Liberty League game in Rochester.

Vakiener tied the game with 4 minutes, 23 seconds left and scored the game-winner with four minutes left.

Sage Sarkis finished with eight goals for the Tigers (10-6) and Vakiener tallied seven.

Christine Wright led Clarkson (11-5, 4-5) with five goals. Katie VanDeValk scored four and Alyssa Cristaldi added three. Nicole Kelly, Jeannette Pendergast and Christine Wright added single goals.

BUFFALO STATE 12, SUNY POTSDAM 11 (OT)

Meghan Farrell scored with 36 seconds left in overtime to lead Buffalo State (8-8, 3-5) in a SUNYAC game in Potsdam.

Ashley Caporizzo delivered six goals and two assists for Buffalo State. Farrell finished with four goals and Becca Martinez scored two.

Bailey Weigel scored three goals for the Bears (4-10, 1-7). Denise Johns and Brittany Blake both scored two and Whitney Boshart, Margaret Wall, Bri McClusky and Michelle Varney added single goals.

BASEBALL

ST. LAWRENCE 4-8, ROCHESTER 3-1

The Saints (15-13, 9-9) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one and went on to sweep a Liberty League doubleheader with Rochester in Canton.

Paul Piatelli drove in Bryan Palermo with the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

Palermo went 2-for-4 in game one. Bryan Magovney went 3-for-4 in game two and drove in two runs. Mark Syron, Carter Franz, Khifer O’Connor and Jeff Kott each produced two hits in game two.

Sam Slutsky lined three hits in the opener for Rochester (15-18, 9-11), and Nate Mulberg produced three hits in game two.

CLARKSON 1-0, RENSSELAER 0-3

Matt Jenack singled to score Tim Beninati from second base in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Golden Knights (11-18, 8-12) a win over the Engineers in the first game of a Liberty League doubleheader in Potsdam. RPI won game two for a split.

Bryan Chudy threw a shutout in the opener for Clarkson, striking out five.

Sean Conroy tossed a three-hit shutout in game two for RPI (22-9, 14-6), striking out five. Tim LeSuer and Michael Croke each provided two hits.

SUNY CANTON 9-1, ST. JOSEPH’S 8-3

Nick Belile doubled to drive in Kevin Hill with the go-ahead run for SUNY Canton in game one of a nonconference doubleheader with St. Joseph’s College in Canton. St. Joseph’s took game two to earn a split.

Eddy Morel and Jordan Hunneyman each produced two hits for the Kangaroos (11-20) in the opener and Luis Ramirez homered.

Chris Cutron gave up just four hits and one run in the second game for St. Joseph’s (19-12).

SCHENECTADY CCC 13-7, JEFFERSON CC 12-3

Ramos Burgos went 3-for-5, including a double, and drove in four runs in the first game as Schenectady County Community College swept a doubleheader at Schenectady and stopped Jefferson CC’s eight-game winning streak.

Nick McKinney singled three times and drove in two runs in the second game for the Royals.

Jefferson CC’s Tyler Decker went a combined 5-for-7, including a home run, triple and two RBIs. Jason Hardie went 4-for-5, including three doubles, and drove in two runs in the opener for JCC (20-13, 14-4). Louie Diaz doubled, singled twice and knocked in a pair of runs.

SOFTBALL

ST. LARWENCE 9-10, SUNY CANTON 0-2

Kyle Plimpton gave up just two hits and struck out 10 to lead the Saints (19-13) to a shutout win over SUNY Canton (13-21) in the opening game of a nonconference doubleheader sweep at SLU.

Natasha Bell and Lauren Weisbarth produced two hits for SLU in each game. Chelsea Cavellier went 3-for-4 in game two.

Elizabeth McGinley struck out 10 in game two for the Saints.

BUFFALO STATE 6-1, SUNY POTSDAM 0-0

Buffalo State held the SUNY Potsdam Bears (11-21, 2-16) to just eight hits, shutting them out twice in a SUNYAC doubleheader sweep in Potsdam.

Maddie Coneys threw a complete game in the opener, striking out three for the Bengals (14-18). Kelsi Leo threw the first four innings of game two, and Sam Tilkins finished the game for a save.

Sam Strapason produced three hits in game one, and Breanna Fenski went 2-for-4, including a home run, and drove in four runs for the Bengals in the opener.

NIAGARA CCC 8-7, JEFFERSON CC 0-5

Lina Cswaykus pitched a one-hitter for Niagara Country Community College in the opener of a Region 3 doubleheader at Jefferson Community College.

Jessica Dobson-Tufo recorded the only hit for the Cannoneers.

Niagara (11-7) built a 7-0 lead before JCC (8-14) scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the second game. Dobson-Tufo finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Mary Young went 2-for-4 with a RBI.

MEN’S TENNIS

ST. LAWRENCE 5, HOBART 2

Michael Hayden, Paul Barrett and Rhonny Rosario each won singles matches and played on winning doubles teams as St. Lawrence defeated Hobart (5-14) in a Liberty League quarterfinal in Poughkeepsie.

SLU (12-6) meets Skidmore at 10 a.m. today in a semifinal match.

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