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Bearcats rally to defeat Canisius 3-2 for first win of season

In Buffalo on Sunday, BU rallied to pull out the five-set match ó the teamís second straight lengthy affair to open the season. The scores were 30-20, 20-30, 30-24, 19-30, 15-13 The Bearcats trailed 7-2 to open the deciding game, and then trailed 12-10 before completing the rally.

Sophomore hitter Morgan Jimerson (Grandview/Nyack) tallied 20 kills and freshman Jennifer Smith (North Tonawanda) added 14 kills as BU evened its mark at 1-1 for the fall. Senior setter Sara DeClemente (Painted Post/Corning West) distributed 44 assists and served three aces. Freshman hitter Michele Heck (Chicago, Ill./Resurrection) had 11 kills and a team-high 21 digs, while sophomore middle hitter Allison Beard (Elkland, Pa.) contributed nine kills and four blocks.

Host Niagara edges BU 3-2 in season opener

The Bearcats dropped a five-set match to Niagara University Saturday in the teamís season-opener, 22-30, 30-27, 31-33, 30-24, 12-15. Utilizing the new rally scoring and 30-point games, the teams battled through four lengthy games before the fifth and deciding game. With the scored tied at 12-all, Niagara won the final three points to clinch the win.

Senior setter Sara DeClemente (Painted Post/Corning West) handed out 50 assists with two aces, freshman hitter Michele Heck (Chicago, Ill./Resurrection) collected 15 kills, 18 digs and two aces, and freshman Jennifer Smith (North Tonawanda) added 15 kills and 16 digs. Sophomore hitter Morgan Jimerson (Grandview/Nyack) put down a team-high 18 kills, and first-year middle hitter Anne Crocus (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) totalled five blocks. Sophomore Nicole Savin (Port Jefferson Station/Comsewogue) produced 16 digs with three aces.

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