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Volleyball Hosts Niagara Friday night

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 10/11/2007
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Canisius (6-13, 4-4 MAAC) vs. Niagara (4-12, 2-6 MAAC)
Friday, Oct. 12, 2007 -- 6 p.m.

The Matchup
  • Canisius enters the weekend having won three of its last four MAAC matches and 11 of 14 conference matches dating back to late in the 2005 season.
  • Last weekend, the Griffs defeated Marist in four games and fell to defending league champion Siena in four.
  • Freshman Michella Domo (Vancouver, B.C.) set a career high with 18 kills in the win over the Red Foxes.
  • Sophomore Michelle Godfrey (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) hit .538 in the loss to the Saints, which is the second highest of her career.
  • Canisius assistant coach Rocco Lucci was the head coach at Niagara for eight seasons and was the 2005 MAAC Coach of the Year.
  • Friday's contest will serve as the Athletes for Athletes match for the volleyball team.
  • Both of this weekend's matches will volleyball will count in the Battle of the Bridge competition. Canisius won the first contest last weekend with the men's soccer team defeating Niagara 3-0.

    Niagara Scout
  • Niagara has dropped five of its last six matches with its two conference wins coming at home over Manhattan and Rider.
  • Raelean Rush leads Niagara in kills per game (3.77) and is second on the squad in digs per game (3.81).
  • The Purple Eagles are led by first-year coach Susan Clements after serving as the head coach at her alma mater, Georgetown College (Ky.), during the previous two seasons.

    Series History
  • Canisius has won five of the last six matches between the schools.
  • Canisius leads the all-time series 42-31-2 with Niagara.
  • The 75 matches between the schools are the most of any opponent for Canisius.
  • The 42 wins are the most for Canisius over any opponent.
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