The Canisius College men’s soccer team continues MAAC play with a road contest at Saint Peter’s on Saturday afternoon. The Griffs and Peacocks are set to meet at 2 p.m.
MAAC STANDINGS WATCH
• The Griffs enter the weekend in fifth place in the conference standings in a battle for the four-team race for the MAAC Tournament.
• Canisius is just one point back of Fairfield and three points back of Iona for third. Both schools have played one more game than the Griffs.
• The standings are very crowded right now – with third place and eighth place separated by just three points – meaning every point in very crucial to qualify for the MAAC Tournament.
• The good news for Canisius is that if the team can play its opponent even in the first 45 minutes, it usually means victory.
• When the Griffs have been tied or winning at the intermission, Canisius is 5-0-2 on the season.
• Canisius has been at its best in the second half and overtime in 2013, scoring 17 of its 20 goals after halftime.
• However, the Griffs have gotten off to some slow starts this season. Canisius is being outscored 11-3 in the first 45 minutes of action and have allowed the first goal of the game in all but two contests.
• All five of the team’s losses this season have come when the Griffs were also trailing at the break. Overall, Canisius is 1-5-0 when down at the half this year.
• The Griffs are ranked ninth in the latest NSCAA North Atlantic Region poll.
CANISIUS – SAINT PETER’S SERIES HISTORY
• In a series that dates back to the 1990 season, Canisius holds a 12-10-1 advantage against Saint Peter’s.
• The two schools did not play last year due to Hurricane Sandy.
• The Peacocks have won the last four meetings in the series, including a 2-0 victory in the last contest in 2011.
• Canisius last defeated Saint Peter’s in 2008 with a 2-1 victory in Jersey City.
ABOUT THE PEACOCKS
• Saint Peter’s is 2-7-4 on the season with a 0-3-2 mark in conference play.
• The Peacocks have lost their last three contests, all coming in MAAC action.
• Marcel Maddee’ leads Saint Peter’s with 13 points, four goals and five assists this season. Louis Mobbs ranks second on the team with four points and two tallies.
• Carlos Suarez has started 9-of-13 games in goal for the Peacocks, posting a 1.11 goals against average and .839 save percentage.
Menís Soccer Returns to Action at Saint Peterís
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics