Improvements needed going into crucial part of season

By Nolan Hopkins Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s soccer team suffered two more conference losses against Monmouth and Siena this past Saturday and Wednesday. The Griffs found themselves in an early hole against Monmouth, as the Hawks netted a goal in the second minute of the game. They would go on to add another goal to the … [Read more...]

Highlights from the first month of fall sports

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor As the first full month of the fall athletic calendar comes to a close, there have been many highlights for Canisius Athletics. Some have earned accolades from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, while some player’s performances have aided their respective team to be ranked high nationally in … [Read more...]

Kugler’s early goal not enough for Griffs in MAAC home opener

By Nolan Hopkins Sports Reporter The women’s soccer team kicked off conference play this past week with matches against Iona and Marist on Sept. 16 and 20 respectively. The Griffs defense yet again stood strong in their tilt against the Iona Gaels, not conceding a goal for the fifth time this season. However, the offense failed to … [Read more...]

Defensive play will be key heading into MAAC schedule

By Nolan Hopkins Sports Reporter The women’s soccer team finished up their non-conference schedule this past weekend with games against Robert Morris and St. Bonaventure on Sept. 8 and 10, respectively. A clean sheet for sophomore goalkeeper Alana Rossi, along with a go-ahead goal from freshman midfielder Amanda Wisbeck in the 78th … [Read more...]

New roles? No problem.

By Nolan Hopkins Sports Reporter The women’s soccer team is off to their best start since the 2009 season with a record of 3-2. The Griffs have posted two shutouts this season, both 1-0 scores, against Youngstown State and Oakland on Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, respectively. The Griffs also defeated the University at Buffalo in overtime, … [Read more...]

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...]

Rivalry victory at the Demske

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer The annual Canisius-Niagara game is important more than ever this year. With each team currently 1-1 in the MAAC, this matchup is decisive for both teams and could be crucial in seeding should either one make the playoffs. The two teams got off to its usual fast-paced start, and it was, for … [Read more...]

Griffs travel to Fairfield for 2016 MAAC opener

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer After a 2-4 nonconference record, the Golden Griffins will travel to Connecticut to take on the Fairfield Stags, which will kick off their 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule. Last year, the two teams met at the Demske Sports Complex in a game that resulted in a 4-1 victory for the … [Read more...]

Canisius travels to UB in next chapter of cross-town rivalry

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer After a below average 2-3 start to their 2016 campaign, the women's soccer team will travel to the University at Buffalo on Friday, September 9, to take on the Bulls. The Golden Griffins have earned victories in their last two contests, picking up wins over the Robert Morris Colonials and the … [Read more...]

Injuries still plague Griffs

By: Canio Marasco Sports Reporter Although the beginning of the season has been riddled with injuries, the Griffs understand that a successful campaign will require more than wins, it will take great perseverance. The Griffs season has begun tumultuously. They were able to begin with a respectable 2-3-2 record. However, this … [Read more...]


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