The Canisius College women’s lacrosse team topped Binghamton (4-3) 19-10 behind an eight-point outburst from sophomore attack Taylor Giglio.
The Griffs, who moved to 3-3 on the season, saw seven players find the back of the net on Monday, with six players recording multiple goals.
“All in all I thought it was a great team effort,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “We had a very balanced attack and used our bench well today. However, we do have to learn to not get complacent and let a team claw back in, even though we responded well today.”
The Blue and Gold jumped out to a 5-1 advantage in the game’s first 12 minutes, causing Binghamton to burn it’s first timeout. Giglio netted a pair of her four goals and recorded an assist on a goal from junior attacker Whitley Perry – one of her two goals on the game – in the stretch.
After the teams traded goals back and forth, the Griffs’ scored the final five goals of the first half to take a 12-5 lead into the break.
Junior Meghan Cuddy scored three goals in the first half for Canisius, she would finish with four as well. Junior Brenna Murray tallied her first goal of the season in the contest as well for Canisius, off a feed from junior Tori Quinn. Quinn finished the day with three goals and three assists.
Binghamton came out of the locker room on a four-goal run to pull back within three goals, two of which were scored by Sophia Racciatti, but that was as close as Binghamton would get, as Canisius scored the next seven goals.
Six different Griffs scored in the stretch, with Quinn adding two, Giglio, sophomore attacker Caroline Ogden, Perry, senior midfielder Maria Kotas and Cuddy finding the back of the net.
The Bearcats would add the game’s final goal, making the final result 19-10.
Next up for the Griffs is Duquesne, the team will travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. on Wednesday to take on the Dukes. First draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.
GAME NOTES: Giglio’s eight points (four goals, four assists) are the most points by a Griff since Carly Quinn recorded 10 (two goals, eight assists) against Niagara on April 6, 2012 in a 21-3 win… The Griffs have won the draw control battle in back-to-back games, marking the first time that’s happened since April 3, and April 6 of 2013 against Niagara and Manhattan… Canisius’ 19 goal outburst is the most goals scored in a game since March 14, 2013, a 21-6 win over LIU Brooklyn.