AMHERST -- In a tightly-contested matchup between Western New York teams, the Purple Eagles softball team closed out its non-conference schedule against the Buffalo Bulls. After Sarah Trifoso doubled in the top of the fifth for Niagara, she later scored on an error by the Bulls to tie the game at 1-1. An inside-the-park home run for Buffalo down the left field line proved to be the difference in a 2-1 loss Wednesday afternoon at Nan Harvey Field.
The Purple Eagles look ahead to their final weekend of MAAC competition looking for a top-six seed in the conference and a berth in the 2017 MAAC Softball Championships. Niagara hosts Siena for Senior Day on Saturday, May 6 in the team's home finale at 12 p.m. The final regular-season doubleheader for the Purple Eagles comes at Canisius. The annual Battle of the Bridge matchup is slated for Sunday, May 7 with first pitch at 4 p.m.