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UB Athletics has capped an undefeated year over local rival Niagara

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A wonderful thing happened today. Down 3-1 to Niagara in the fifth inning, UB Baseball got a grand slam from Vinny Mallaro to take a 5-3 lead in the opening game of today's doubleheader against the Purple Eagles. The Bulls would coast to a 7-3 win and win the nightcap 8-0 thanks to another homer and another big game (3-4, 2 RBI) from Mallaro.

With the win, UB as a department wrapped up two more wins against their local rival on the year. The local rival in question? Against Buffalo? Zero wins. It's a great feeling.

We actually passed a full calendar year last week, but I decided to wait for these final two matchups for the final tally.

UB - Niagara Head to Head since May 12, 2015

Baseball

(5.17.16) Win 7-3, Win 8-0

Vinny Mallaro 5-8, 2 HR, 4 R, 6 RBI

(5.10.16) Win 9-2, Win 4-3

Mike Abrunzo 2-6, 3 R; Mallaro 3-6, 3 R, 4 RBI

Softball

(5.3.16) Win 6-2, Win 5-3

Sarah Edwards 4-6, 2 R, 2 RBI

Women's Tennis

(2.13.16) Win 7-0

UB swept the doubles point and swept every singles set by no closer than 6-2 margins.

Women's Swimming and Diving

(1.15.16) Win 139-92

UB swam three events as exhibitions, ceding all points. They would have placed 1-2 in each event

Men's Swimming and Diving

(1.15.16) Win 130-104

UB swam three events as exhibitions, ceding all points. They would have won all three events and added two more second-place finishes.

Women's Basketball

(12.21.15) Win 57-48

Joanna Smith 26 points

Men's Soccer

(9.20.15) Draw 2-2

Braden Scales G, A

Women's Soccer

(9.8.15) Draw 1-1

Rebecca Bramble buzzer-beating goal at 90'

Indirect UB Superiority


Men's Basketball

UB beat Vermont 77-71 one day after the Catamounts topped Niagara by 18.

Women's Track and Field

UB won ten events (13 if we count unattached competitors) at their own invite on April 30th. Niagara won none.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Way back on October 3rd, only four events out of 34 saw Niagara's top finisher best UB's top entrant in UB's own invitational.

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Do I need to say more? The streak currently sits at 372 days, and will build to 493 days before Niagara's next scheduled chance, in Men's Soccer, on September 15th.