April 6, 2013
Siena Lacrosse looks to enact revenge when the Saints face defending MAAC Champion Canisius in a rematch of last season's conference title game at 1 p.m. in Buffalo. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and air on tape delay in the Capital Region.
Rich Gaenzler and Mike Scott have the call of the game on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. The game will be rebroadcast on tape delay in the Capital Region on Ch. 50 (SD) and Ch. 1803 (HD) Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Siena (3-7, 1-1) and Canisius (1-7, 1-1) meet for the first time since last May's MAAC Championship Game in Poughkeepsie. The MAAC Regular Season Champion Saints, which boasted the nation's fourth ranked offense, were held scoreless for the game's final 32 minutes as Canisius scored the final four goals of the game to pull off the 10-9 upset.
Today marks the 25th all-time meeting between the programs with the Golden Griffins holding an 18-6 all-time advantage. Canisius won the first nine meetings between the programs in Buffalo, but the Saints have won the past two. Siena had won four in a row over the Golden Griffins - including a 14-2 rout last April - prior to last year's MAAC Championship Game.
Winners of five of the past six MAAC Regular Season Championships, Siena is 39-7 (.848) in conference regular season games since the start of the 2007 season. Siena enters today having won 31 of their past 33 MAAC Regular Season Games and 15 of their past 16 on the road.
The Saints dropped their MAAC road opener 11-10 in overtime at Jacksonville Mar. 16, snapping a 15-game MAAC road winning streak. It was the Saints' first conference road loss since a 10-9 overtime setback at Canisius on Apr. 16, 2008.