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Volleyball Returns Home to Host Marist and Siena

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 11/05/2010
Freshman Sydney Palka
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  • Canisius returns to the Koessler Athletic Center for its final three matches of the regular season, facing Marist and Siena in the KAC this weekend.
  • The Golden Griffins are 10-5 in the MAAC, sitting in second place in the conference standings. The Griffs are a half-game ahead of third-place Fairfield and Iona, who are each 9-5 in the MAAC standings.
  • The 10 league wins give Canisius double-digit victories in the MAAC for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
  • Canisius has a 7-2 record in the Koessler Athletic Center this season.
  • The Golden Griffins are 31-11 in home MAAC matches since the 2006 season.
  • Sophomore Samantha Good ranks second in the MAAC in attack percentage (.343) and fifth in kills per set (3.04). 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 (0.97).
  • 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 two times in 2010.
  • In conference play, sophomore Allyson Severyn leads the MAAC with a 5.81 digs per set average. Severyn also ranks 44th nationally in digs per set (5.00).
  • Junior Layne Adams is 10th in the MAAC in attack percentage (.257) while sophomore Emily Elek is averaging 2.88 kills per set in conference play, which is sixth in the league.
  • As a team, Canisius ranks 66th nationally (1.46) in service aces.
  • Canisius is second in the MAAC in attack percentage (.214) and leads the conference in blocks per set (2.03).
  • 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 1026 kills and needs 24 kills to move into seventh place.
  • Lettow is also sixth in matches played (113) and sets played (414).
  • Junior Janelle Davis moved into third place in career assists on Oct. 10, and needs 98 assists to move into second place.
  • Severyn became the ninth player in program history with 1,000 career digs, reaching the milestone against Saint Peter’s on Oct. 24. The sophomore needs 61 digs to move into sixth place.
  • Marist enters Saturday’s match with a 12-14 overall record and 7-7 record in the MAAC. The Red Foxes have dropped their last four matches after a five-match winning streak.
  • Freshmen Grace Hill leads the team with a 3.67 kills per set average while Allie Burke leads the team with a .335 attack percentage.
  • Emily Brosky leads the team with a 3.36 digs per set average, one of three Red Foxes averaging more than two digs per set.
  • Canisius leads the all-time series between the teams at 15-6 and snapped a three-match losing streak to Marist with the win in September. Canisius has won three of the last four meetings between the teams in the KAC.
  • Siena comes to Western New York with a 6-18 overall record and 5-9 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Saints are 2-3 in their last five matches after a four-match losing streak in the middle of October.
  • Senior Audrey Bobo returned to the lineup against Rider on Oct. 23, and is averaging 3.35 kills per set. Freshman Taylor Akana leads the conference at 4.44 kills per set and is averaging 45 attack attempts per match.
  • Elizabeth Ives leads the team and ranks fourth in the MAAC in service aces per set (0.37) while Lesli Akeo is third in the conference at 5.04 digs per set.
  • Siena holds a 20-10 lead in the all-time series. Canisius snapped a four-match losing streak to the Saints with the win in Loudonville in September. The Griffs have never won both matches from the Saints since the league went to a double round-robin conference schedule.
  • Canisius opened conference play with a three-set win at Siena and a four-set win at Marist in September.
  • Canisius had nine attack errors and 13 team blocks in the win (25-19, 25-19, 27-25) over the Saints. Sophomore Emily Elek had a team-high 13 kills and five blocks, one of five Griffs with at least three blocks in the match. Senior Renee Lettow and sophomore Samantha Good each had nine kills.
  • Canisius battled back to win the third and fourth sets in the win at Marist (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23). Elek led the team with 18 kills while Lettow had 14 kills and Good had 13 kills. Junior Janelle Davis had 36 assists in the match.
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