Offense in full bloom

By Dominic Chamberlain
Sports Editor

 

Writing sports stories has me visiting GoGriffs.com often. Every day I look through the scores, stats, and anything else the website has to offer for Canisius sports. And I noticed something today while I was browsing around. Most of our sports teams are doing really good offensively. And I mean really good like blowing other teams out of the water good.

Let’s start with the most recent high scoring game with women’s lacrosse.  The Griffs took on Niagara for senior night at the Demske and boy did they ever light up the scoreboard. Nine goals in the first half followed by seven goals in the second half.  How bad did the Griffs win? Well the nine first half goals would have won the game for the Griffs. The extra seven were just icing on the cake. Perhaps even more impressive is that the Griffs doubled the amount of goals the Purple Eagles had. That’s a pretty nice way to end senior night beating a rival; well not beating a rival, they demolished a rival.

Next we have baseball. The Griffs played a three game series against St. Peter’s. They won the first game 6-4, the Griffs won the next game 8-3. So the series was split with nothing standing out offensively. Then out of nowhere the Griffs drop 23 runs, 23! I’ve watched a good amount of baseball and played my fair share back in the day but 23 runs is crazy. The best part, it was a perfect defensive outing too. The Griffs shut out St. Peter’s; no runs, no offense for St. Peter’s, just pure domination.

Then there’s softball. Softball constantly puts up large gaps between them and their opponents but on April 11 they smoked Quinnipiac 17-2.  In that game everyone who batted crossed home plate, and Michelle DelPrince had a team high four RBIs in the game. Not only did the Griffs win that game decisively they beat an in-conference team decisively.  If the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams weren’t afraid of the Griffs prior to this they most definitely have reason to be now.

Now all that remains is for these teams to keep that offensive firepower going. All of these teams have played these high scoring games within the last week and if all of these teams can keep this momentum as their seasons wind down, a lot of opposition will have to be aware of an offense that can go off at any time when they take on the Griffs.

 

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