Men’s soccer battle in final pair of games

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team’s season came to a close on Wednesday, as they finished with a 2-7-1 record in the conference, missing the MAAC playoffs.   With the Griffs’ loss to Siena on Oct. 24, they were eliminated from playoff contention. The Griffs entered the season as the preseason … [Read more...]

Disappointing Griffs’ playoff hopes ended with losses to Peacocks, Saints

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team was bounced from playoff contention as the Griffs lost back-to-back games to Saint Peter’s and Siena. After playing Marist — one of the best teams in the MAAC — and earning a draw, it seemed the Griffs were back on track to make the playoffs. The Griffs were … [Read more...]

Heating up at the right time

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter After starting conference play with a record of 0-3, the Canisius men’s soccer team has gone on a three-game unbeaten streak, putting themselves firmly in MAAC playoff contention. The Griffs found their first conference win of the season against rival Niagara on Oct. 10. The Purple Eagles … [Read more...]

Injury-plagued Griffs lose to Iona

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team suffered their second straight loss this past weekend, falling to an 0-2 start to MAAC conference play. The second conference game of the season was against Iona with the first half ending in a scoreless draw. Minutes into the second half, the Griffs scored the … [Read more...]

Disappointing MAAC opener

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team started their conference play schedule with a setback as they lost 4-1 Wednesday to the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Heading into conference play, it appeared the Griffs had finally showed their potential, as they dominated the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a 4-0 win. The … [Read more...]

Akron zips past Griffs

By Canio Marasco Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team suffered their largest defeat since the 1993 season and their largest in Coach Dermot McGrane’s tenure, as they lost to the Akron Zips last Saturday, 10-0, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron, Ohio. The Griffs, after having two games canceled in their non-conference … [Read more...]

Soccer battling with postponements

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team has struggled in the early season — not in their record or overall team play — but rather in being able to play scheduled games. So far this season the Griffs have had two games postponed, which is a big blow to their non-conference schedule. The first game … [Read more...]

High expectations for veteran squad

Italian defender Alessio Atzori is one of the biggest additions to the Griffs' squad this upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Austin Mariasy) By Canio Marasco III Senior Sports Reporter For the first time in program history, the Canisius men’s soccer team opens their campaign as the top-ranked team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic … [Read more...]

Griffs ousted a game before MAAC Championship, again

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team hosted the Iona Gaels this past weekend in the first round of the MAAC Tournament. The Griffs have steadily improved since Coach Dermot McGrane took over the program in 2011. The team has become one of the better teams in the MAAC, as McGrane has built the team. … [Read more...]

Soccer secures No. 3 seed; will host Iona in MAAC quarterfinals

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team ended their regular season with two ties. This means the Griffs earned the No. 3 seed in the MAAC Tournament and will host No. 6 seed Iona on Sunday in the quarterfinals at the Demske Sports Complex at 1 p.m. Heading into the week, the Griffs had the opportunity to … [Read more...]


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