by Jazmyne Frost
The athletic teams at Niagara have all jumped into their season strong this spring with close defeats and hard fought wins. Wednesday, the women's lacrosse team was defeated by the Siena Saints in a 13-11 conference decision. The game was close, but Siena's strong halftime lead helped keep it ahead.
The Purple Eagles will face another conference opponent April 14, when they play the Manhattan Jaspers.
On Tuesday, the men's tennis team beat St. Bonaventure 4-3 to extend its winning streak to four matches. It was a tough game on the road, but the Purple Eagles pulled through winning three singles and two doubles matches.
The Purple Eagles will look to continue their streak against Rider on April 14.
For the women's side, the tennis team was not as successful as the men, losing its match to St. Bonaventure, 5-2, on Wednesday. The players won two out of six singles matches, but lost all three doubles.
The Purple Eagles will next face Rider in a conference match and also Manhattan this weekend.
The Purple Eagles baseball team faced St. Bonaventure in a doubleheader on Tuesday. They split the doubleheader, winning the first game, 5-2, and then losing the second game, 8-2. In the first game, the Purple Eagles came back from a 2-0 deficit to win. In the following game, the Purple Eagles got out to a 1-0 lead, but did not lead again after that.
They will have another doubleheader against Iona on the road on April 14.
The Niagara softball team has not played since it swept the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers on April 6. The Purple Eagles will play again April 14, when they open MAAC conference play against Iona at home.