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Volleyball Continues Stretch of Home Games

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 10/18/2007
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Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 -- 2 p.m.
Canisius (7-14, 5-5 MAAC) vs. Iona (10-13, 7-3)
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 -- 2 p.m.
Canisius vs. Fairfield (13-10, 10-1)

Weekend Preview
  • Canisius enters the weekend in fifth place in the MAAC with its 5-5 conference record, two matches behind Loyola and Iona, who are tied for third.
  • This weekend concludes a stretch where the Golden Griffins play eight of 13 games in the Koessler Athletic Center.
  • Canisius is 4-1 at home this season in MAAC matches and 12 of its last 15.

    Award Winners
  • Senior Jess Stackhouse (Warsaw, N.Y.) and freshman Michella Domo (Vancouver, B.C.) each earned conference honors on Monday for their play against Niagara.
  • Stackhouse averaged 8.00 digs in seven games last weekend, including a 33-dig performance in Sunday's match against Niagara. Stackhouse went over 30 digs for the third time this year.
  • Stackhouse, the two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, also won the first MAAC Defensive Player of the Week award in early September.
  • Domo earned her first conference award of the season after leading Canisius in kills per game (3.29), attack percentage (.455) and blocks per game (1.55).
  • Domo hit .632 with 13 kills and one error on 19 attempts in the win over Niagara and had four solo blocks and three block assists in the four-game loss to the Purple Eagles.

    A Look at the Griffs
  • Domo leads Canisius in kills per game (3.08) and attack percentage (.336). The freshman has recorded an attack percentage of .400 or better in nine matches this season.
  • Stackhouse leads Canisius with a 5.54 digs per game average. The Griffs' libero has gone over 20 digs in four of the last five matches.
  • Michele Godfrey (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) leads the team in blocks per game at 1.03. The sophomore has at least four total blocks in seven of the last 10 matches.

    Iona Scout
  • Iona enters the weekend having its four-match winning streak snapped on Wednesday night by Fairfield.
  • Sarah Wiener leads the Gaels in kills per game (3.08). Allison Nieters entered the week as the leader in the MAAC in digs per game and is currently averaging 6.65.
  • The Gaels defeated Canisius in four games earlier this year and the schools have split the last four matches.

    Fairfield Scout
  • Fairfield is second in the MAAC with a 10-1 record. The Stags have won seven of the last 10 conference regular-season titles.
  • Katie Mann is second in the league in MAAC matches with a .444 attack percentage. Kelly Oliver is fifth in kills per game (3.94).
  • Fairfield has won the previous three matches between the schools with the Griffs last win coming in five games in 2005.
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