Baseball eyeing fourth NCAA Tournament appearance

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius, the defending MAAC baseball champion, opens up their season this afternoon as a league favorite and hopes to repeat last year’s success. The 2018 Griffs earned their third NCAA Tournament appearance in program history after they won the MAAC Tournament. They were sent to Minneapolis … [Read more...]

Previous experience, addition of new coach going to help this season

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Experience is going to play a huge factor in how the Canisius softball team performs this year. From last year’s roster, the Griffs only lost one player to graduation, Erika Mackie, but she played an integral part on the team. “We’re definitely a veteran team only losing one player is nice, even … [Read more...]

Women’s lacrosse drops season opener to Notre Dame

By Jon Skuza Sports Contributor The Canisius women's lacrosse team lost their season opener to Notre Dame by a score of 21-4 last Sunday afternoon. The Fighting Irish were led by senior Samantha Lynch, sophomore Maddie Howe and senior Nikki Ortega, who each had five points in the win. Lynch tallied five goals, while Howe and Ortega … [Read more...]

Turnovers haunt Griffs in loss to Hobart

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s lacrosse team started their 2019 campaign against the Hobart Statesmen, who blew out the Griffs last Saturday at the Pinnacle Sports Complex in Victor, N.Y., 21-12. Before their first game, head coach Mark Miyashita implied that the Griffs could have a tumultuous start to the … [Read more...]

Canisius offense goes cold in largest loss to Niagara in 16 years

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor LEWISTON -- Just like motorists throughout Western New York, Canisius' offense could not gain any traction on Wednesday evening. Niagara used a 27-point third quarter to snap a five-game losing streak to the Griffs, 74-52. It is the first win over Canisius since a first-round meeting in the MAAC … [Read more...]

Sanks’ late-game heroics lift Griffs past Rider

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius had to do some sweating on its road trip to New Jersey but was able to come out of it with two wins over Rider and Saint Peter’s. On Friday, the Griffs went to Lawrenceville, N.J. to face preseason league-favorite Rider. In a game of runs, Canisius came up with the final one, capped off … [Read more...]

Griffs head west, face tough Air Force team

By Vinnie Christiano III Sports Reporter This weekend, the Canisius hockey team will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a series against the Air Force Falcons. The Falcons are currently sitting in third in the Atlantic Hockey Association, while the Griffs are in 11th in the 11-team conference. Air Force has had a positive season … [Read more...]

Hockey swept by Bentley for second time in three weeks

By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter Despite good goaltending last Friday from Matt Ladd and four goals by the Griffs the following day, Canisius walked out of Waltham, Mass., swept by the red-hot Bentley Falcons for the second time in three weeks. The Griffs outplayed Bentley on Friday, despite being outshot 29-22. The Griffs had several … [Read more...]

After strong first year at helm, Miyashita looking forward to new season

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s lacrosse team starts its 2019 season Saturday as the Blue and Gold looks to defend their status as the reigning MAAC champions. The Griffs experienced significant change last offseason as longtime head coach Randy Mearns left the program to become the first head coach of St. … [Read more...]

Griffs have eyes on returning to MAAC Championship

By Jon Skuza Sports Contributor Last season, the women’s lacrosse team fell short in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship in head coach Allison Daley’s debut campaign that ended with a 11-9 overall record and a 6-2 conference record. With a new season on the horizon, Daley has a very high but reachable goal for … [Read more...]

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