Yale hands women’s lacrosse sixth straight loss

By Jon Skuza Sports Reporter Canisius women's lacrosse dropped their sixth straight game Sunday afternoon to Yale by a score of 17-7. The Bulldogs took a 9-2 lead into halftime and never looked back, scoring eight more goals in the second to secure the win over Canisius. Canisius outshot Yale, 17-13, in the first half but was then … [Read more...]

Vastly improved offense is silver lining of season so far

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Despite losing their first 11 games, there has been a silver lining following the Griffs’ first two weekend tournaments: Offense. When comparing last year to this year, statistically, Canisius is hitting 51 points higher (.233) than a year ago (.182). Their 16 extra-base hits are six more than they had … [Read more...]

MAAC Tournament woes for Canisius women continue

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor ALBANY -- Since Canisius last appeared in the MAAC Championship in 2009, the MAAC Tournament has been unkind for the Blue and Gold. After Saturday afternoon's 64-53 loss to Monmouth -- the team's third conference tournament loss to the Hawks in six years -- the Griffs have now lost their last five … [Read more...]

Haim: ‘Overtime was the best thing that could have happened’

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor ALBANY – The opening half looked bleak. Manhattan was running all over Canisius in all facets of the game and it was looking like Canisius was destined to be ousted by the No. 7 seed for a second straight year. That all changed when Canisius ended the final 4:34 of regulation on a 10-3 run helped … [Read more...]

Ho, Holani return home to Hawai’i

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It was a much-anticipated return home for a pair of Canisius softball players on Feb. 18. Senior catcher Destiny Holani and junior catcher and outfielder Cassie Ho had the chance to return to their home state of Hawai’i as the Griffs participated in the Hawai’i Tournament from Feb. 21-24. Both Ho and … [Read more...]

Women’s lacrosse swept in trip to Virginia

By Jon Skuza Sports Reporter The women’s lacrosse team continued its early-season woes as they were swept in their weekend trip to Harrisonburg and Fairfax, Va. by James Madison and George Mason.   Their first game was last Friday against James Madison, which ended in a 21-4 defeat for Canisius. James Madison, the reigning National … [Read more...]

Hemer’s unselfishness becoming apparent at opportune time

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It’s not often you see a basketball head coach showing how unselfish he or she is. Scott Hemer displayed that during an interview with The Griffin on Wednesday. The first-year head coach guided the Canisius women to a 9-9 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play, their first winning … [Read more...]

Sanderlin scores on final three possessions, lifting Canisius past Niagara

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Danielle Sanderlin was the undisputed MVP in Canisius’ 52-51 victory over Niagara last night at the Koessler Athletic Center. The sophomore forward scored on all three of the Griffs’ final possessions, giving Canisius a 9-8 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play. With the win, it … [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...]

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