Women’s soccer drops pair to Marist, Iona
By: Jay Ashdown
Canisius women’s soccer dropped to an 0–8–2 record after two straight 1–0 losses to Iona and Marist. The theme of the season continued for the Griffs as they created chance after chance and still couldn’t capitalize to get the goal they needed.
The Griffs outshot Iona 15 to 11 and created numerous offensive opportunities, but they still didn’t find the back of the net. The Griffs have been shutout in two consecutive games and in five consecutive halves of play. Their last goal came at the 21-minute mark of their game against Manhattan on Sept. 18.
Iona's Faith Preziosi scored the only goal of the match just four minutes in, firing the ball towards the left side of the goal from just outside the box and getting a fortuitous bounce off the left goal post and into the back of the net.
"Obviously disappointing to get the loss, but there were certainly some positives, similar to the previous game,” head coach Ryan Louis told GoGriffs.com. “We are creating chances: we definitely controlled the tempo, but you win games by scoring and we have to find ways to put the ball in the back of the net.”
The Griffs followed up their 1–0 loss to Iona with another 1–0 loss, this time at the hands of the Marist Red Foxes. Chance Hendricks scored the lone goal in the 23rd minute for the Red Foxes, and yet again one goal was all it took to down the Griffs as their winless streak continued.
The goal came when Autumn Smith drove a corner kick into the box, where Hendricks played the ball in mid-air, tipping it off a Canisius defender and into the back of the net. From there the Griffs kept pace in terms of chances as both teams registered nine shots, with the Griffs leading in shots on goal 5–4.