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Women's Lacrosse Hosts Ohio State Saturday

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 02/28/2014
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Canisius (1-2) vs. Ohio State (2-2)
Sat. March, 1

Time:  1 p.m.
Location: Demske Sports Complex
Live Video/Live Stats: Available through

Scouting the Griffs
• Canisius enters Saturday’s contest with a 1-2 record after winning its most recent contest at Colgate 12-11.

• The Griffs’ offense broke out after being held to just six goals in each of their first two contests.
• Senior Maria Kotas and junior Tori Quinn each netted four goals at Colgate, with sophomore Ashley Bull chipping in her first career multi-goal game, scoring twice.
• The game will serve as the home opener for the Griffs and will also begin a four-game homestand.

Notice Kotas
• Maria Kotas has made her impact felt all over the field thus far, especially in the Griffs’ most recent contest.

• Koats is currently the Griffs’ leader in draw controls (11), ground balls (11), caused turnovers (9) and second in goals (5) and points (6).
• She set a career highs with seven ground balls and five caused turnovers against Colgate and tied her career best with four goals.

Scouting the Buckeyes
• Ohio State enters the contest 2-2, having lost its last two contests to Stanford and No. 10 Boston College.

• The Buckeye offense runs through Jackie Cifarelli, who has a team-leading 16 assists this season and has also added five goals.
• Katie Chase leads Ohio State in goals, chipping in nine.
• Tori DeScenza has played all but 13 minutes in the Buckeye net, allowing just 7.7 goals per game while holding a .420 save percentage.

Series History
• This will be the sixth meeting in program history between Canisius and Ohio State.

• The Griffs are 0-5 all-time vs. the Buckeyes, most recently falling 16-5 in 2013.
• Maria Kotas scored twice and Quinn scored once for the Griffs in that contest.

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