After opening MAAC play on the road this past weekend, the Canisius College women's soccer returns to the Demske Sports Complex to host conference opponents Loyola (Oct. 7) and Rider (Oct. 9). With a pair of road wins to open conference play over Manhattan and Saint Peter's, the Golden Griffins remain unbeaten in their last six MAAC regular-season games, dating back to Oct. 22, 2010.
LOYOLA GREYHOUNDS (3-8-0, 1-0-0 MAAC) AT CANISIUS
(7-4-1, 2-0-0 MAAC)
• Loyola plays its first conference road contest of the season against the Griffs.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Didi Haracic made four saves in net for the Greyhounds against Rider, helping her earn MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
• Loyola is 17-1-0 in regular-season contests against the Golden Griffins, including 8-0 at the Demske Sport Complex.
• The Golden Griffins beat the Greyhounds for the first time in program history last year with a, 3-2, overtime victory on Oct. 1.
SERIES RECORD vs LOYOLA: 1-20-0
LAST MEETING vs LOYOLA: Win, 3-2(OT), at Baltimore, Md. (10/1/10)
• Wendling holds a perfect 4-0 all-time record versus the Broncs, including a 1-0 victory over the Broncs in the 2010 MAAC Tournament.
• Entering Sunday’s contest, the Griffs have defeated Rider in the four past meetings. The last time the Broncs defeated the Griffs was in 2007 by the close score of 2-1.
• The Griffs went 2-0 against the Broncs last season. After defeating Rider, 1-0, in the regular season on October 3, the Griffs advanced in the MAAC Tournament by matching the outcome with a 1-0 victory.
SERIES RECORD vs RIDER: 8-6-1
LAST MEETING vs RIDER: Win, 1-0, at MAAC Tournament (11/5/10)
CANISIUS WEEKLY NOTES:
KELLY KEEPS MOVING UP
With a pair of goals against Manhattan, senior forward Kelly Reinwald scored her 33rd and 34th career goals in the team’s 2-1 victory over the Jaspers, moving her into a second- place tie on the program’s all-time career goals scored list with former Griff Sheila Fassl. Reinwald, the program’s all-time career assist leader, assisted on fellow senior Jenny Griffin’s gamewinner for her 30th helper. This weekend, she occupies second place in all-time career points with 98, just five points short of Kris Moller’s all-time total of 103 career points.
THREE GRIFFS EARN RECOGNITION
Reinwald, Griffin, and sophomore forward Brianna Smith have been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com MAAC Women’s Top 20 Individual Rankings. Reinwald received top honors, occupying the number spot in the rankings. Smith ranked 14th and Griffin was 17th among the top 20 players in the MAAC.
TROUBLES NO MORE
The Griffs shooting troubles were solved this weekend, outshooting Manhattan and Saint Peter’s in each contest. Prior to the weekend of Sept. 28, the Golden Griffins were outshot in three of their four previous contests. When the Griffs outshoot their opponent the team remains unbeaten with a record of 5-0-1.
REINWALD IS ROLLING
Reinwald has started rolling, scoring a point in the last four games for a combined eight points. In the streak, the senior has recorded three goals and a pair of assists to average 2.0 points per game.
WENDLING UNDEFEATED IN CONFERENCE OPENERS
Head coach Jim Wendling remains undefeated in conference openers at 4-0-0 as the Griffs’ snatched a 2-1 victory over Manhattan on Sept. 30. Wendling is also undefeated in conference home openers with a record of 3-0-0.
KEEPING IT HOT IN THE MAAC
After sweeping their MAAC opponents to open conference play, the Griffs have captured a win in their last six MAAC regular-season games, dating back to Oct. 22, 2010 at Fairfield. In this six-game win span, Canisius has outscored its opponents, 16-3.