Canisius vs. Wagner
April 26, 2003
The Game Story:
UFFALO, N.Y. - Senior attack Mark Miyashita registered five assists and recorded 11 ground balls to become the all-time leader at Canisius College as the Golden Griffins dominated Wagner College en route to a 10-4 victory in MAAC Lacrosse League action Saturday morning at the Demske Sports Complex. Miyashita now has 324 career ground balls, breaking the former record of 318 by Bill Reighter. Canisius improves to 5-8 overall and 5-3 in the MAAC and will wait till this afternoon to find out if it qualifies for the MAAC postseason tournament. Wagner finishes the season 1-11, 1-7 in the league.

Canisius scored the only goal of the first quarter, a tally by junior attack Steve Muskopf with 3:27 remaining on an assist by Miyashita. The Griffs expanded the lead to 4-0 with three second-quarter goals, including a pair by junior attack Chris Tocin and a single tally by Miyashita. Muskopf scored his second of the afternoon at tthe 12:28 mark of the third quarter to open the second half and junior midfielder Greg Campbell gave the Blue and Gold a 6-0 lead with 6:49 left in the quarter. Both goals were assisted by Miyashita.

Wagner finally broke onto the scoreboard with 4:58 left in the third quarter on a goal by Bryan Gallagher, his first of three tallies on the afternoon. Canisius responded with a goal by senior midfielder Jonathan Duggan only 45 second later and opened an 8-1 lead on Campbell's second goal with 3:24 remaining. Wagner would open the fourth quarter with a pair of goals by Gallagher to cut the Canisius lead to 8-3, but another goal by Campbell and a tally by Matt Condon gave Canisius its five-goal cushion once again. Wagner closed the scoring with a goal by Eddie Noll at the 4:30 mark of the final quarter.

Freshman Tom Kucharczak registered 10 saves in the win for Canisius. Chris Sochacki recorded 20 saves for Wagner.