Lady Griffs whacked by UMass
blog by Ben Kirst • May 09, 2011 @ 2:12pm
How often has local college lacrosse been on your radar? Not very often, most likely. Yet over the past couple weeks, me and the other Ben - Ben Tsujimoto, that is - have found ourselves following the exploits of the Canisius women’s lacrosse squad as they made their way to a MAAC championship. The call of “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOsting” across the office was not uncommon. I kid you not.
Anyhow, it’s over. The Griffs were bumped from the NCAA tournament in a play-in game against UMass, falling 16-8 to the Minutemen. From GoGriffs.com:
“No. 20 Massachusetts ran away from the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team in the second half, outscoring the Griffs 10-3 in the stanza en route to a 16-8 victory on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament Play-In Game. The loss ends the best season in the program’s history for the Golden Griffins with a 14-6 record. The 14 wins and .700 winning are both the top marks in the school’s record book.”
The aforementioned Megan Oosting led the Griffs with three goals and seniors Brianne Laffey and Carly Quinn, junior Kristy Wilensky and sophomores Kate Gosson and Lancaster’s own Lindsey Morgan each had one goal.
Senior Allison Daley and sophomore Gina Molfetta combined to make 13 saves in the loss. Daley wrapped up her Canisius career with 11 saves, raising her school saves record to 662.
So yeah, normally it is our snarky way to throw a little sarcasm or irony into our stories, but what can you really say here? A bunch of college kids went out, worked hard, and earned a place in the sun for a relatively obscure program. In lieu of irony, I’ll be cliche - they’re doing it for all of the right reasons. Tough to be snarky about that! Nice run, Griffs - we’re looking forward to next season.