Closing Out the Season

Matthew Duke Communications Director Canisius women’s volleyball finished their regular season this past weekend. On Saturday they visited Quinnipiac, where they would sweep the Bobcats, 25-21, 25-23, 25-18. Sara Wesley led the team in kills with 12. Leah Simmons had a great game, posting 10 kills, five digs, two aces and … [Read more...]

Tough stretch ahead for Canisius volleyball

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The volleyball team toppled Niagara at the Koessler Athletic Center on Senior Night last Saturday, sweeping the Purple Eagles in straight sets.  The Griffs took the first set, 25-17, before winning the second set, 25-11. They wrapped up the match with a win in the third set, 25-18. The victory … [Read more...]

Iona sweeps Griffs, snaps program-record 10-game home win streak

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The Griffs’ 10-game home winning streak has come to a close. This past weekend, Canisius came out victorious on Saturday, trouncing the Manhattan Jaspers in straight sets before dropping Sunday’s match to conference-leading Iona in straight sets. Canisius came out strong against Manhattan, … [Read more...]

Volleyball extends win streak at home

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The Griffs unbeaten streak at home continued this past weekend. They started off by taking the first match against Siena, winning 3-0, taking the season series against Siena. Melina Woods led the team with 10 kills, and Camila Vazquez tallied nine of her own. Cassidy Ceriani added to a great … [Read more...]

Canisius snaps Fairfield’s 58-game MAAC win streak

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The Canisius volleyball team has performed well in conference play to this point with the past two weekends and Thursday night being proof of that. They have taken 16 of 19 sets and four of five matches. They swept Fairfield and Quinnipiac on Oct. 6 and 7, respectively. The next weekend they … [Read more...]

Volleyball entering uncharted territory

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Six years ago was the last time Canisius volleyball had won at least six of their first eight games. Canisius’ current head coach Lenika Vazquez was in her first year as an assistant coach at Butler University in Indianapolis. The current seniors at Canisius were juniors in high school and the freshmen … [Read more...]

‘Themed Thursday’ practices boost volleyball team’s morale

By Matthew Duke Communications Director Coaches are always looking for ways to motivate their players, especially at practices. They like to keep their players engaged in order to increase morale and productivity among the team. Coach Lenika Vazquez of the Canisius women’s volleyball team thinks she has found a way to do this. … [Read more...]

Volleyball defends Main Street in home opening weekend

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The Canisius volleyball team played their first pair of matches at the Koessler Athletic Center last weekend. The home opener was against Saint Peter’s and the Griffs took the match in four sets, led by junior middle blocker Leah Simmons. Simmons finished the match with 16 kills and two … [Read more...]

Volleyball splits opening weekend of MAAC play

By Matthew Duke Communications Director Canisius volleyball started conference play this past weekend. The Griffs served up MAAC play with a game against Marist on Saturday, followed by a game against Siena on Sunday. Canisius dropped the first match in four sets. Each set was very competitive, ending very closely. The Griffs … [Read more...]

Volleyball looks to improve on rocky start

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The volleyball team is looking to start the season off strong this year. The Griffs have seen some changes since last season, notably they graduated seniors Alexandra George, Kristen Plukas and Samantha Zebuth. Another big loss was freshman standout Claire Leonard, who finished the year with … [Read more...]


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