Canisius Routs Manhattan to Win Sixth Straight

Canisius won its school-record sixth-straight game on Friday night, dominating Manhattan, 19-5, at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs outscored the Lady Jaspers 12-0 in the first half to improve their record to 7-3 on the season and 1-0 in MAAC play. With the loss, Manhattan falls to 3-6 and 0-2 against conference foes.

Senior Carly Quinn (Orangeville, Ontario) matched the school's single-game record with eight goals in the victory. The senior also added an assist to match her personal best with nine points to lead Canisius to the win.

Senior Brianne Laffey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) posted a season-high five points, netting three goals and registering two assists. Sophomore Lindsey Morgan (Lancaster, N.Y.) also recorded three goals on the night, tallying her first career hat trick. Junior Megan Oosting (Lakefield, Ontario) added two goals in the win, while senior Taylor Gray (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), junior Kristy Wilensky (Syracuse, N.Y.) and freshman Maria Kotas (Lancaster, N.Y.) rounded out the scoring with a goal each.

Senior Allison Daley (Peterborough, Ontario) and sophomore Gina Molfetta (Carmel, N.Y.) both saw time in goal for the Griffs, combining to make six saves in the victory. Oosting also helped anchor the Canisius defense, posting game highs with seven draw controls and four caused turnovers.

"We played another solid 60 minutes today," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "We did a good job of gaining possession in the first half and our offense was able to get good looks to win us the game in the first 10 minutes. We showed great character on defense to shut them out for the first half. It was also great to see Carly Quinn step up and score some goals for us today and I thought that Megan Oosting was able to dominate the draw circle, while Allison Daley played solid in net and was great in clears."

The Griffs scored 79 seconds into the game and never looked back. Oosting opened the scoring with her 18th goal of the season and Canisius quickly grabbed a 7-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. The Griffs added five more goals in the first half as the teams headed into intermission with home team leading, 12-0.

Canisius continued to cruise to victory in the second half. The Lady Jaspers were unable to pull any closer than 10 goals and the Griffs outscored Manhattan 7-5 in the second stanza for the 19-5 victory.

The Griffs outshot Manhattan, 33-12, and controlled the draw circle, winning 20 of 29 restarts. Julia Lavelle led the Lady Jaspers with four points and two goals, while Julia DiBernardo recorded seven saves in net.

Canisius looks to extend its winning streak on Sunday, continuing MAAC play against Iona. First draw at the Demske Sports Complex is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

Game Notes: Canisius had won five-straight games on three previous occasions prior to the current streak ... The Griffs have won their first four home games for the second time in school history, matching the best start at the Demske Sports Complex from last season ... Canisius has won six-straight games at home, one shy of the school record ... Quinn matched the single-game goals record, set by Ashley Curtis on March 6, 2010 against Robert Morris ... Quinn has recorded 18 points and 15 goals in her last two games against Manhattan ... The hat trick was the third for Laffey this season and the fourth in her career ... Canisius has won the last four games in the series and five of the last six after losing the first eight meetings between the two schools ... The first-half shutout was the first for the Griffs since also leading Howard 12-0 at the intermission on March 7, 2009.

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2011-04-02



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