Match No. 25
Canisius (14-10, 11-3 MAAC) vs. Manhattan (13-14, 8-7 MAAC)
Saturday, Nov. 3 — 2 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center
Match No. 26
Canisius (14-10, 11-3 MAAC) at Saint Peter's (1-28, 0-15 MAAC)
Sunday, Nov. 4 — 2 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center
NOTING THE GRIFFS
- The Canisius College volleyball team plays its final two home matches of the 2012 season by hosting Manhattan College on Saturday, and Saint Peter’s University on Sunday, in the Koessler Athletic Center.
- Entering the weekend, Canisius has an 11-3 conference record is in a three-way tie with Fairfield and Niagara for first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings.
- Canisius needs one win in its final four matches to clinch a spot in the 2012 MAAC Championship (Nov. 17-18 at Fairfield University).
- Since the MAAC went to a double round-robin format in conference play for the 2006 season, Canisius is 11-3 for the second time (2006).
- In the first meetings Canisius defeated Manhattan in four sets (25-21, 20-25, 26-24, 26-24) and swept Saint Peter’s (25-15, 25-17, 25-10).
- Canisius has won 15 of the last 18 meetings with Saint Peter’s and eight straight between the teams in Buffalo.
- Canisius has won six of the last seven meetings between the teams in the KAC, with Manhattan winning in five sets last season. The Griffs have also won six of the last seven meetings overall with Manhattan.
- Dating back to last season, Canisius has won 17 of its last 20 regular-season matches against MAAC opponents.
- In the Oct. 21 match against Marist, senior Allyson Severyn became the program’s all-time leader in career digs, passing the record of 2,095 set by Jess Stackhouse (2004-07).
- Severyn, who was named the MAAC Libero of the Week on Monday for the fourth time this season, ranks 11th nationally in digs and is the fourth player in MAAC history to record 2,000 digs in a career.
- Entering the week, senior Samantha Good is fourth in the MAAC in conference play in attack percentage (.324) and is second in blocks per set (1.04).
- In the Sept. 30 match against Manhattan, Good became the ninth player in program history to reach 1,000 career kills.
- Prior to the start of Sunday’s match, the Golden Griffins will honor the three members of their senior class — Good, Severyn and Logan Sulongga.
- Canisius is one of three schools, along with Fairfield and Siena, to have 10 or more MAAC wins in at least six of the last seven seasons.
- The Golden Griffins rank third in the MAAC with 76 regular-season conference wins since the start of the 2006 season. The Griffs have a .623 winning percentage in conference play during that span.
- Canisius was picked fifth in the preseason coaches’ poll. Fairfield was selected as the league favorite, followed by Niagara, Manhattan and Siena. Marist was picked sixth.
- Canisius has finished in the top four of the conference four times in the last six seasons (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011).
- Manhattan enters Saturday’s match with a 13-14 overall record and 8-7 record in conference play. The Jaspers have dropped their last four matches, including five-set losses to Fairfield and Marist.
- Manhattan is 2-5 in conference road matches this season.
- Junior Juliana Behrens ranks fourth in the MAAC with a .313 attack percentage while Mariana Furquim is tied for seventh in the conference with a 3.13 kills per set average. Malia McGuinness is sixth in the MAAC in service aces per set (0.35) while Jamie Collareta is fifth in assists per set (8.86) and Kelsey Huntoon is sixth in digs per set (5.09).
- In MAAC play, Manhattan is sixth in attack percentage (.196), sixth in opponents attack percentage (.193), eighth in blocks per set (1.45), ninth in service aces per set (0.89) and second in digs per set (19.03).
SAINT PETER’S SCOUT
- Saint Peter’s comes to Western New York with a 1-28 record and 0-15 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Peacocks’ lone win came on the first weekend of the season in a four-set victory over North Carolina A&T.
- In MAAC play, Saint Peter’s is 10th in hitting percentage (.130), 10th in opponents attack percentage (.282), ninth in blocks per set (1.40), seventh in service aces per set (1.21) and ninth in digs per set (15.42).
- Lauren Behrens leads the team with a 2.83 kills per set average while Laura Reinhart is second on the team at 2.27 kills per set. Kassi Wirth has a team-best .209 attack percentage and also leads the team with a 0.57 blocks per set average.