NOTING THE GRIFFS
- Canisius concludes the road portion of its 2010 regular-season schedule with this weekend’s trip to Iona and Fairfield.
- The Golden Griffins are 9-4 in the MAAC, sitting in third place in the conference standings. The Griffs are a half-game behind second-place Fairfield and a half-game ahead of fourth-place Iona.
- Sophomore Samantha Good ranks second in the MAAC in attack percentage (.340) and fifth in kills per set (3.08). Good is the only player in the MAAC to rank in the top 10 in both categories. Good also leads the MAAC in blocks per set (0.98).
- Good is a three-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Week this season and is the only player in the MAAC to win the award more than once in 2010.
- In conference play, sophomore Allyson Severyn leads the MAAC in conference play with a 5.66 digs per set average. Severyn also ranks 57th nationally in digs per set (4.86.)
- Junior Layne Adams is ninth in the MAAC in attack percentage (.265) while sophomore Emily Elek is averaging 3.02 kills per set in conference play, which is sixth in the league.
- Junior Janelle Davis (0.35) is fifth in the MAAC in service aces per set.
- As a team, Canisius ranks 51st nationally (1.52) in service aces.
- Canisius is tied for the MAAC lead in attack percentage (.219) and leads the conference in blocks per set (1.99).
- Against Manhattan on Oct. 23, senior Renee Lettow became the eighth player in program history with 1,000 career kills. Lettow starts the weekend with 1012 kills and needs 38 kills to move into seventh place.
- Davis moved into third place in career assists on Oct. 10, and needs 145 assists to move into second place.
- Severyn became the ninth player in program history with 1,000 career digs, reaching the milestone agains Saint Peter’s on Sunday. The sophomore needs 13 digs to move into seventh place.
- Iona enters Saturday’s match with a 14-8 record and 8-4 record in the MAAC. The Gaels ended a two-match losing streak with a five-set win against Marist. Four of the last five Iona matches have gone five sets.
- Theresa Harvey leads the team with 2.90 kills per set average while Colleen Genett is first in the MAAC with a .349 attack percentage. Alyssa Erickson is second in the MAAC in service aces per set (0.47).
- Allison Nieters leads the MAAC with a 5.31 digs per set average. The senior has been named a MAAC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season.
- Iona leads the all-time series 16-10 and the Griffs have lost their last three matches in New Rochelle.
- Fairfield starts the weekend with a 10-14 overall record and 9-3 record in the MAAC. The Stags have won four of five after a three-match losing streak.
- Haililani Pokipala leads the team with a 2.62 kills per set average. Three stags are average more than two digs per set, paced by Kara Reis at 2.93 digs per set. Rachel Romansky is first on the team with 9.13 assists per set.
- Fairfield leads the all-time series 19-8 and has won all nine meetings between the teams at Fairfield.
LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST MEETINGS
- Canisius defeated Fairfield in four sets while lost to Iona in five sets in the first meetings between the teams, which came in the Koessler Athletic Center.
- The Griffs rebounded from a first-set loss to win 18-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-20 against the Stags. Sophomore Samantha Good ahd 13 kills while fellow sophomore Emily Elek had 12 kills and one attack error. Juniors Janelle Davis and Layne Adams each had eight block assists.
- Iona won the final two sets to defeat Canisius in five sets at the KAC — 16-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 15-12. Good had a match-high 19 kills and six blocks while sophomore Allyson Severyn had a career-high 35 digs.