POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist men’s lacrosse team (4-2) will head west for its 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener when it faces Canisius at 8:30 p.m. March 18 on the Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, New York. Live stats will be available.  

Last Time Out

Marist competed against UMBC in its second straight home game and fell 6-4 in a defensive battle. Senior Ralph Faiella caused three turnovers and tied a career high when he scooped up five ground balls.

With his assist at 8:37 of the second quarter, junior Gannon Morrison became the 17th Red Fox to reach 100 career points. Freshman Joe Tierney dished out a season-high three assists.   

Players To Watch

Redshirt junior goalie Brian Corrigan has played all 360 minutes for the Red Foxes this season. He has made 28 saves and allowed just 13 goals in the last two contests. Corrigan enters the weekend as the MAAC leader in save percentage (.629) and goals against average (7.17). He is fifth and sixth in the nation in those respective categories.

Senior John Vigh racked up a career-high six points the last time he played against the Griffs. 

On The Horizon

With his next victory Marist Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson will reach 50 career wins. He would become the fastest men’s lacrosse head coach in MAAC history to reach the milestone.

Scouting Canisius

The Golden Griffins (2-3) will play their MAAC opener Saturday as well and will be the home team for the first time since the season opener Feb. 18. Junior Connor Kearnan leads the Griffs’ offense with 12 goals and 12 assists. His 2.17 assists per game and 4.50 points per game are both second in the conference. MAAC Co-Preseason Player of the Year Jeff Edwards has 14 points on six goals and eight assists.

Canisius is atop the MAAC in assists per game (7.25) this year, but opponents have outshot the Golden Griffins 208-155 in 2017.  

Looking Ahead

Marist will play Hartford in a non-conference clash that was rescheduled from this week. Opening faceoff from Connecticut is slated for 3 p.m. March 21. The game will be the Red Foxes’ final midweek test of 2017.