Canisius (8-5, 4-1 MAAC) vs. Monmouth (7-7, 4-1 MAAC)
When: Saturday, April 19
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Demske Sports Complex
Live Video/Live Stats: Available through GoGriffs.com
Scouting the Griffs
• Canisius enters Saturday’s contest sitting at 4-1 in MAAC play and riding a three-game winning streak.
• The Griffs have outscored their opponents by an average of 10 goals in their last-three contests.
• Canisius enters Saturday’s contest in a tie for third in the MAAC with Monmouth with three games to play.
• A win and a Niagara loss on Saturday would clinch a MAAC Tournament berth for the seventh-consecutive season.
• The Griffs enter Saturday’s contest averaging 13.77 goals per game and 17.8 goals per game in MAAC play.
• Both of those averages are the most in program history.
• Canisius has scored 18 or more goals on six different occasions this season, which is also the most in school history.
• Canisius currently has five players averaging two points per game or more: senior midfielder Maria Kotas with 4.38 ppg, junior attacker Tori Quinn with 4.0 ppg, sophomore attacker Taylor Giglio with 3.31 ppg, junior attacker Meghan Cuddy with 2.31 ppg, and sophomore midfielder Ashley Bull with 2.0 ppg.
• The Griffs have never finished a season with more than four players averaging two or more points per game.
• Goals were scored by 11 different players in last Saturday’s 18-8 win over Manhattan.
• Senior midfielder Maria Kotas currently ranks in the top-16 nationally of four different statistical categories: fifth in caused turnovers, sixth in ground balls, 15th in goals per game and 16th in points per game.
• The Lancaster, N.Y. native is the MAAC’s leader in goals, assists, points caused turnovers and ground balls in league play.
Scouting the Hawks
• Monmouth comes into the Demske Sports Complex scoring 9.21 goals per game and allowing 9.5.
• The Hawks’ goals against average ranks third in the MAAC, while Canisius’ goals per game (13.77) tops the league.
• Monmouth is balanced offensively with six players with 15 points or more points on the season and 15 different players with goals on the season.
• Allison Stathius (34 points) leads the way for the Hawks.
• Katie Donohoe has played all but 34 minutes on the season in net, with 113 saves and a .475 save percentage.
• This is the third meeting between the Griffs and Hawks, but it’ll be the first time that the teams will meet as conference foes after Monmouth joined the MAAC this year. The Hawks won the Northeastern Conference last season.
• Canisius is 2-0 all-time against Monmouth.
• The teams last me on March 19, 2013, with the Griffs taking the game by a score of 14-9.
• Junior attacker Tori Quinn led the team with six points (three goals and three assists) in that contest. Junior attacker Caroline Ogden chipped in four points as well.
• Junior goalkeeper Kayla Scully made nine saves in the win.