There are a number of events scheduled this coming weekend, both home and away, for your Golden Griffin sports teams.
The men’s soccer team hope to keep their playoff aspirations alive Saturday, October 29 when they meet Fairfield at 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. The top six teams make the playoffs and Canisius currently resides in seventh place – one point behind Iona and Monmouth and one point ahead of the Stags. The Griffs also have one other game left on their schedule – at ninth-place Niagara on Wednesday, November 2. The contest will be shown on ESPN3
The volleyball team is home for a pair of matches this weekend. The Griffs host Siena on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. and then challenge Marist on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. Both contests will be shown live on ESPN3.
Your men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams battle Geneseo on Saturday, October 29 at noon at the Flickinger Center.
The women’s soccer team will make its first appearance in the MAAC playoffs since 2014 on Saturday, October 29 at Quinnipiac. The Griffs completed their regular season at 8-8 overall (the most wins for the team in five years) and 6-4 in league play. Canisius and the Bobcats tied for fourth in the MAAC with Quinnipiac earning the tiebreaker due to a 3-0 win over the Griffs earlier in the season. Canisius upset second-place Siena on Wednesday to earn the fifth seed. The playoff game can be viewed at www.GoGriffs.com.
Your men’s and women’s cross country teams head to Orlando to compete for the conference titles this Saturday. Those races start at 8:00 a.m. and can be viewed on ESPN3.
The Canisius hockey team will have their hands full when it travels to Happy Valley to meet the 19th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Games are scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30.
Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs