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Volleyball Returns to the Road at Loyola and Rider

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 10/08/2009
Sophomore Carley Youngman
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Match No. 17: Canisius (6-10, 3-3 MAAC) at Loyola (9-12, 4-2)
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 2 p.m.
Site: Reitz Arena (Baltimore, Md.)

Match No. 18: Canisius at Rider (3-14, 1-5)
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009
Time: 2 p.m.

Site: Alumni Gymnasium (Lawrenceville, N.J.)

  • Canisius hits the road for a trip to the mid-Atlantic region, taking on Loyola and Rider.
  • Canisius starts the week in a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference with a 3-3 record.
  • Canisius is 4-1 in its first five road matches for the second consecutive season.
  • Canisius won its first two conference road matches for the first time since the 1995 season and just the third time in program history. The only time Canisius has started 3-0 in MAAC road matches was in 1991, when the Griffs only had three conference road matches.
  • Freshman Samantha Good is averaging 4.31 kills per set and 1.50 blocks per set during the past four matches.
  • Good has 15 or more kills in each of the last four matches, and her 21 kills against Siena on Sunday, were the most by a Canisius freshman since Leigh Launhardt had 22 against Loyola on Nov. 17, 2002, in the MAAC Championships.
  • Sophomore Janelle Davis is fourth in the league in assists per set (9.00).
  • Freshman Allyson Severyn ranks first in the MAAC and eighth in the country in digs per set (5.58). Severyn has recorded double-digit digs in all 16 matches, matching Kelly Sieber’s streak from the 2002 season for the longest streak in the past 10 years.
  • Senior Michelle Godfrey ranks fourth in the MAAC in attack percentage at .286. Godfrey returned to the court against Marist and Siena after missing the matches from the last weekend of September due to an injury.
  • Since 2006, the Griffs have totaled 10 or more team blocks in 30 MAAC matches, posting a 21-9 record in those matches.
  • The first set has been a predictor in 15 of the 16 Canisius matches this season as the Griffs are 6-1 when winning the first set and 0-9 when dropping the opening set.
  • Loyola enters the match with a 9-12 record and 4-2 record in the MAAC. The Greyhounds are in a three-way tie for second place in the conference standings with Niagara and Siena after losing in five sets to Manhattan on Sunday.
  • Nina Camaioni ranks second in the MAAC in kills per set at 4.38. Freshman Aubrey Kirven is third in the league in assists per set (9.24).
  • Loyola ranks seventh in the MAAC in attack percentage, 10th in opponents attack percentage, sixth in assists, sixth in kills, 10th in blocks and 10th in digs.
  • Loyola has won three of the last four meetings between the teams, including the last two meetings in Baltimore.
  • Rider starts the weekend with a 3-14 overall record and 1-5 conference record, with the Broncs’ one MAAC win coming over first-place Fairfield.
  • Katelyn Thompson leads the team in kills per set (2.18) while Briana Wallace is first on the team in attack percentage at .166. Rider has had two setters throughout the season, with Amanda Piccolini averaging 5.97 assists per set and Elyse Grassmuck averaging 4.31 assists.
  • Canisius has won six consecutive matches over Rider, with the last Broncs’ win in the series coming Nov. 11, 2005, in the Koessler Athletic Center.
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