With a pair of assists, senior Kelly Reinwald became the all-time point leader (105) in school history as the Canisius College women's soccer team tied MAAC foe Marist, 2-2, on Sunday afternoon at Tenney Stadium. The Golden Griffins knotted the contest up in the 89th minute off senior midfielder Jenny Griffin's second goal of the game, her second off a Reinwald corner kick.
Reinwald's pair of assists allowed the 2011 MAAC Preseason Player of the Year to pass former Golden Griffin Kris Moller (1984-86), who previously occupied the top spot with 103 career points.
The Golden Griffins (8-6-3, 3-2-2 MAAC) watched their 1-0 first-half lead disappear as Marist (11-5-1, 6-1-1 MAAC) tallied a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead in the 75th minute. Both of the Red Foxes' tallies came on headers off corner kicks taken by Rycke Guiney.
Trailing 2-1 with less than four minutes remaining, Canisius goalkeeper Megan Tock made a key stop on a header by Marjana Matuski, which swung the momentum the Golden Griffins' way.
Canisius took the advantage to move the ball down into the Marist end, setting up what would be the game tying charge. Off solid ball movement, Reinwald managed to fire a shot on net that would be blocked by a Red Foxes' defender.
Lined up to take the corner kick, Reinwald dropped the ball in the midst of the crowd in front of the net with Marist goalkeeper Caitilin Landsman deflecting the ball away. Jenny Griffin located the loose ball and buried her sixth goal of the season into the lower right to tie the contest at 2-2 in the 89th minute.
In the first overtime, the Red Foxes came close to taking the contest as a header by Samantha Panzner ricocheted off the cross bar in the 97th minute of play.
Neither team managed to record a shot on goal in the second overtime as each team battled for ball possession.
The Golden Griffins scored the first goal of the contest in the 10th minute off a corner kick by Reinwald. The senior managed to place the ball in the scrum with sophomore back Adrianna Suk heading the ball over to Jenny Griffin, who headed the ball in for the 1-0 lead.
Marist held a 28-11 shooting advantage over the Griffs. The Griffs were led by sophomore forward Brianna Smith, who had five shots on the day. Jenny Griffin managed two score on each of her shots for the day. Guiney led the Red Foxes with eight shots while Kathryn Hannis followed with five shots.
In her consecutive start of the season, Tock collected a career season-high nine saves. Lindsman made four saves on the day for the Red Foxes.
Marist had 10 corner kick opportunities compared to the Griffs' three chances. The Golden Griffins managed to successfully connect on two of their opportunities, resulting in goals.
After wrapping up the road portion of their regular season this weekend, the Golden Griffins return to the Demske Sports Complex to face Fairfield and Iona. The Griffins open their final weekend of conference regular season play against Fairfield on Friday evening at 7 p.m.
NOTES: All four goals scored today came off corner kicks... Suk's assist on the Griffs' first goal was her second straight game with a point... Jenny Griffin now has six goals this season, tying her previous career season-high total... Reinwald's assists were her 34th and 35 of her career... Her pair of assists brought her season total to 11, moving her into second for most assists in a season.