The Canisius College volleyball team closed out its home schedule with a 30-16, 30-16, 30-16 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Senior Day at the Koessler Athletic Center.
A number of Golden Griffins filled out the stat sheet on Sunday, led by freshman Michella Domo (Vancouver, B.C.) led Canisius (10-17, 8-8 MAAC) who had match highs in kills (15) and attack percentage (.522). Junior Brittany Gerde (Cincinnati, Ohio) had 10 kills, 14 assists, four digs and a career-high eight service aces to go along with a .421 attack percentage. Freshman Renee Lettow (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) hit .438 and had seven kills.
Senior Lauren Lackovich led the team with 23 assists while fellow senior Jess Stackhouse (Warsaw, N.Y.) had 13 digs for the Griffs.
The Griffs dominated the first two games by hitting over .500 in each of those games. Canisius controlled the first game from the start, going on two four-point runs and one five-point run. In the second game, the Griffs broke it open midway through with a 13-2 run.
In the last game, Canisius had a 11-8 lead and scored five straight points, with four of those coming on service aces from Gerde. The Griffs closed out the match with Stackhouse getting a dig and Lackovich setting Morgan Ammons (Findlay, Ohio) on the final point.
“Today was one of our best team efforts,” Canisius coach Cathy Hummel said. “It was a nice way to send our seniors off with a home win.”
Alexandra Schultze led the Red Foxes (10-18 6-10) with 15 kills and a team-best .231 attack percentage.
Canisius closes out its regular-season schedule next weekend when the Griffs play at Saint Peter's and at Manhattan.
Match Notes: The Griffs finished 6-3 at home in conference play and have a home MAAC record of .500 or better in each of the last five seasons... Mary Curran (West Islip, N.Y.) had five total blocks for the second consecutive match after totaling six on Saturday... Lettow’s attack percentage of .438 is a career high... The program record for aces in a three-game match is nine by Sarah Podlesh (Pittsford, N.Y.) set last season against Quinnipiac... Domo had an attack percentage of at least .500 for the ninth time this season... The .370 attack percentage for the Griffs is the second highest of the season... The nine attack errors are a season low for the Blue and Gold.
Volleyball Rolls to Senior Day Victory
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics