A year in sports

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor As is typical of all sports programs, Canisius athletics had its ups and downs in the 2016-17 season. In the fall, the men’s cross country team finished in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Iona Gaels dominated the race, taking spots one through eight. Galen Snyder … [Read more...]

The Griffs are Still Trying to “Click”: Transfer Pauls finally makes debut

By Canio Marasco Sports Reporter After starting the season slow, largely due to scoring, the Griffs are still struggling to find the back of the net. One player, sophomore transfer Will Pauls, could help the Griffs quell this nagging issue. The Griffs traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to play the Bucknell Bisons, a team that … [Read more...]

Griffs Start the Season Slow

By Canio Marasco Sports Reporter The Griffs ended last season with one true problem – goal scoring. This season, the narrative hasn’t changed. After a 1-3 start, Coach Dermot McGrane has been miffed by the Griffs’ lack of scoring touch. In the Griffs’ first game of the season, they traveled to Binghamton University to play the … [Read more...]

The Griffs Finally Look “Dangerous”: An offensive outpouring helps the Griffs snap their losing streak

By Canio Marasco Sports Reporter The Griffs men’s soccer, after suffering four one-goal losses, felt almost defeated and were nearly out of ideas on how to increase offensive production. After playing a stretch of three fixtures, where the team lost each match 1-0, the Griffs had dropped to the bottom of the Metro Atlantic … [Read more...]

McGrane looks for the Griffs to start “clicking”

By Canio Marasco Sports Reporter The key to the Griffs succeeding towards the end of this tumultuous season will be a needed improvement in confidence. The Griffs have opened conference play with a poor 0-5-0 record and also currently sit in last place in the MAAC. Despite starting the season 3-3-1, the Griffs have collapsed in … [Read more...]

Not a great start: Griffs fall to 0-2 in MAAC play

By: Marshall Haim Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team did not get off to the start they would have liked to in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The conference schedule began last Saturday when last year’s conference champion, Monmouth, tripped up the Griffs at home 2-0. On Wednesday the Griffs took a trip … [Read more...]

The last line of defense

By: Marshall Haim Sports Reporter Andrew Coughlin has been a member of the Canisius Men’s Soccer team for only two years, but he has been an excellent goaltender for Head Coach Dermot McGrane. Last season, Coughlin set multiple records for the Griffs, including season’s best goals against average, and shutouts. The 22-year-old … [Read more...]

Men’s soccer putting the pieces together

By: Marshall Haim Sports Contributor The Griffs’ Men’s Soccer team hasn’t started the season off like they had last season, as the Griffs currently hold a 2-3-1 record. Head Coach Dermot McGrane has some very good talent on his club and they will be heard in the latter part of the season. One of the key players for Coach McGrane’s … [Read more...]

Promising Griffs slow out of the gate

By: Aaron Rispoli Assistant Sports Editor The sun beats down onto Demske field during a warm summer practice. The Canisius soccer team toils away under the watchful eye of Coach Dermot McGrane who is entering into his fifth year as head coach at Canisius. The Italian import, senior midfielder Nicoló Baudo, takes a touch … [Read more...]

Samuels nets a game-winner in 2-1 win against Siena

By C.J. Gates Sports Reporter Asani Samuels scored the game-winning goal midway through the second overtime to give the Griffs men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory of the Siena Saints Wednesday evening at the Demske Sports Complex. The game was largely controlled by the Griffs for the first half, with the Griffs outshooting the … [Read more...]

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