The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team looks to improve its standing in MAAC play with a key contest at Quinnipiac on Saturday. The schools are set to meet in Hamden, Conn. with game time slated for noon.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN GRIFFINS
• Canisius evened its record at 5-5 on the season and 2-2 in MAAC play after a 9-4 win against Manhattan last Saturday.
• Junior midfielder Tim Edwards leads the Griffs with 28 points on eight goals and a team-best 20 assists. He also leads the team by winning 67.6 percent of his faceoffs.
• Sophomore Vince Gravino has netted a team-best 15 goals this season.
• The Griffs own the best scoring defense in the MAAC at 8.90 goals per game.
• Junior Alex Govenettio has anchored the defensive unit with an 8.53 goals against average and .540 save percentage.
EDWARDS ADDED TO TEWAARATON WATCH LIST
• Junior Tim Edwards was added to the Tewaaraton Award watch list on Thursday.
• The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top college lacrosse player in the country.
• Edwards has led the Griffs throughout the 2014 season, ranking in the top 20 in three different NCAA categories.
• The junior places third in faceoff percentage (67.6), 14th with 2.00 assists per game and 19th with 6.70 ground balls per game.
NEARING THE CENTURY MARK
• Not only has Tim Edwards led the Griffs throughout the 2014 season but also in his career.
• Edwards has totaled 99 points on 41 goals and 58 assists during his standout career.
• The junior is just one point shy of becoming the 18th player in the program’s history (and just the seventh midfielder) to reach the 100-point mark.
DUO EARNS MAAC HONORS
• Junior Alex Govenettio and freshman Jeff Edwards were honored by the MAAC after a 9-4 victory against Manhattan last Saturday.
• Govenettio earned the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season with 10 saves for a .714 save percentage against the Jaspers.
• Edwards collected MAAC Rookie of the Week accolades after setting career highs with five points, three goals and two assists in the 9-4 victory.
CANISIUS - QUINNIPIAC SERIES HISTORY
• The schools are meeting for the first time in eight years with Quinnipiac holding a 4-1 edge in the all-time series.
• The Bobcats won the last contest against Canisius with a 9-4 non-conference victory in 2006.
• The home team has won all five games between the two teams.
• Saturday’s meeting will be the first for the two schools as conference rivals since the 2001 campaign. Quinnipiac was also a member of the MAAC from 1999 to 2001 with the Bobcats winning 2-of-3 conference matchups.
ABOUT THE BOBCATS
• Quinnipiac has won its last three games. Overall, the Bobcats are 5-4 on the season and are second in the MAAC standings with a 3-1 conference record.
• Michael Sagl leads the Bobcats with 32 points, recording 14 goals and a team-leading 18 assists. Dylan Webster is second on the team with 25 points, including a team-best 20 goals.
• Gil Conners has started all nine games in net with an 8.95 goals against average and .617 save percentage.
• Zach Vehar leads the team at the faceoff X, winning 86-of-161 restarts (53.4 percent).
Men's Lacrosse Faces Quinnipiac on Saturday
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics