February 26, 2011

Canisius Shoulders Cold, Tops Detroit

from press release

The Canisius College women's lacrosse team earned its first win of the 2011 season, running away with a 17-6 victory at Detroit. The Griffs are now 1-1 on the season, while the Titans fall to 0-1.

Four different players netted a hat trick in the victory to lead the Griffs offense. Junior Megan Oosting led the way with four tallies, while seniors Brianne Laffey and Carly Quinn and junior Theresa Walton netted three goals. Senior Taylor Gray and junior Rachel Brand rounded out the scoring with a pair of goals each.

Senior Allison Daley and sophomore Gina Molfetta split time in goal for the Griffs, each making four saves to anchor the Canisius defense. With her four stops, Daley raised her career save total to 508, matching the school's all-time record. She ties the mark set by Rasheeda Brenton.

"Due to the freezing temperatures, it was a really sloppy game for both teams," said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. "It is always nice to get that first win though and it sets the ground work for a long road ahead."

The Griffs opened an early edge in the contest, jumping out to a 4-0 advantage. Laffey gave the Griffs the lead for good, scoring 2:46 into the contest. Oosting then netted two scores and Quinn added a goal as Canisius never looked back. The Griffs took a 7-1 lead before the Titans responded with two goals of their own. Walton, however, would put the game away with two goals 17 seconds apart as Canisius took a six-goal lead into the intermission.

Canisius continued its strong play in the second stanza, scoring the first four goals of the half en route to the 11-goal victory. For the game, the Griffs outshot the Titans, 37-19.

The Griffs return to action on Sunday, March 6 with a game against nationally-ranked Stanford. Canisius and the 13th-ranked Cardinal will meet on a neutral field in Columbus, Ohio with game time slated for noon.

Game Notes: Brenton recorded her 508 saves from 2004 to 2007 ... Daley reached the mark in six fewer games ... Laffey and Walton both matched their career highs with three goals, recording their second career hat tricks ... Freshman Kara Dintino recorded her first collegiate point with an assist on a second-half goal ... The Griffs improve to 2-0 all-time against Detroit.


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