Canisius at Iona
When: Saturday, March 29
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: New Rochelle, N.Y.
Live Video/Live Stats: Available through gogriffs.com
Scouting the Griffs
• Canisius begins MAAC play with Iona on Thursday, looking to defend last year’s regular season and postseason crowns.
• The Griffs sit at 4-4 on the season after rolling to an 18-6 win over Robert Morris on Monday.
• Senior midfielder Maria Kotas became the seventh player in program history to score 100 career goals in Monday’s victory.
• Kotas enters Saturday’s contest ranking fourth in the nation in caused turnovers per game (2.57) and 14th in ground balls per game (3.0)
• Junior goalkeeper Kayla Scully currently ranks eighth in the nation in saves per game at 9.86.
• The junior has recorded 10 or more saves four times this season, including a career-high 15 at Duquesne on March 19.
• In her only contest against Iona, she made seven saves and allowed just five goals in Canisius 2013 win over the Gaels.
Scouting the Gaels
• Iona enters Saturday’s contest having notched its first win of the season on Sunday – a 12-5 win over St. Bonaventure. The Gaels sit at 1-6 on the season.
• Iona has four players with 10 or more points on the season. Meghan Testoni leads the way with 12 points (eight goals and four assists), Nina Veneziale and Erin Pugh each have 11 and Mary Kate McCormick has 10.
• Maria Ortiz has played in all seven games in net, starting five. She has a save percentage of .444, and is allowing 12.29 goals per game.
• Canisius is 9-0 all-time against Iona.
• The Griffs won the last meeting – which was the 2013 MAAC opener – on March 20, 2013 by a score of 16-5.
• Kotas and junior attackers Tori Quinn, Whitley Perry and Meghan Cuddy each recorded three points in that contest.