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Volleyball Travels to Rider and Loyola
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 10/15/2010
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NOTING THE GRIFFS
  • Canisius travels to the mid-Atlantic region for a weekend road trip at Rider and Loyola.
  • The Golden Griffins are 6-2 in the MAAC, sitting in a tie for second place with Iona. The Griffs are one game behind first-place Niagara (7-1) in the conference standings.
  • Canisius is off to a 6-2 start in MAAC play for the third time in the last five seasons (2006 and 2008).
  • Two Golden Griffins earned weekly awards from the conference on Tuesday. Sophomore Samantha Good was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Good averaged 3.56 kills per set, 1.11 blocks per set and a .435 attack percentage in two matches last week.
  • Good earned the award for the third time this season and is the only player in the MAAC to win the award more than once in 2010.
  • Sophomore Allyson Severyn was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week. Severyn averaged 6.11 digs per set and had a .958 service reception percentage. Severyn recorded a career-high 35 digs in the five-set match against Iona.
  • Severyn earned the award for the third time in her career after being honored twice as a freshman.
  • Good ranks second in the MAAC in attack percentage (.345) and fifth in kills per set (3.23) — the only player to rank in the top 10 of both categories. Good leads the MAAC in blocks per set (1.01) and is the only player in the MAAC averaging 1.00 blocks per set.
  • Junior Layne Adams is tied for fourth in the MAAC in attack percentage (.289) while sophomore Emily Elek is averaging 3.06 kills per set in conference play, which is tied for sixth in the league.
  • Junior Janelle Davis (0.40) is seventh in the MAAC in service aces per set and also ranks 69th nationally in the category.
  • As a team, Canisius ranks 47th nationally (1.58) in service aces.
  • Severyn ranks second in the MAAC in conference play at 5.69 digs per set. Severyn also ranks 70th nationally in digs per set.
  • Canisius leads the MAAC in attack percentage (.224) and blocks per set (2.03).
  • Senior Renee Lettow ranks eighth all-time in career kills with 977 in her four years as a Golden Griffin and needs 73 kills to move into seventh place.
  • Davis moved into third place in career assists last weekend and needs 274 assists to move into second place.
  • Severyn moved into 11th place on the career digs list last weekend and has 900 in her career. The sophomore needs 61 digs to move into ninth place.
RIDER SCOUT
  • Rider enters Saturday’s match with a 1-17 overall record and 0-8 record in the MAAC. The Broncs lost in three sets at Rutgers on Tuesday, dropping their 16th straight match.
  • Katelyn Thompson leads the team with a 2.76 kills per set average while Alex Chapla is first on the team with a .181 attack percentage.
  • Senior Elyse Grassmuck leads the Broncs with 3.24 digs per set while senior Amanda Piccolini is first on the team with 7.53 assists per set.
  • Canisius leads the all-time series between 16-3 and has won nine straight against the Broncs overall and four straight in the Alumni Gymnasium.
LOYOLA SCOUT
  • Loyola starts the weekend with an 8-14 overall record and 2-6 record in the MAAC.
  • Nina Camaioni leads the team and ranks second in the MAAC at 4.01 kills per set. The senior also ranks eighth in the MAAC in service aces per set (0.34).
  • Brittany Born is first on Loyola with 3.68 digs per set while Aubrey Kirven leads the team at 9.61 assists per set, which ranks second in the conference.
  • Loyola leads the all-time series 19-10 and the teams have split their last four meetings at Reitz Arena.
LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST MEETINGS
  • Canisius defeated Loyola and Rider in the first matchups between the teams on Sept. 25 and 26, at the Koessler Athletic Center.
  • The Griffs rallied to defeat the Greyhounds in five sets (13-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-12) after Loyola won the opening two sets. Three Griffs had double-digit kills, led by 14 kills from junior Layne Adams. Nina Camaioni led the Greyhounds with 22 kills.
  • Canisius swept Rider in three sets (25-14, 25-14, 25-18). Sophomore Emily Elek led Canisius with eight kills as Elek and Adams each hit .429 on the day.

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