The Canisius men’s lacrosse’s streak is over and so is its season.
The No. 4 seed Golden Griffins (7-8) dropped a 14-11 decision to Siena in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals Thursday in Poughkeepsie.
This was the first time in the Griffs’ last three conference tournament appearances that they didn’t earn the bid to the NCAA Tournament. Canisius won the tournament title in 2008 and 2012, the last two times it qualified for the MAAC Championships.
The Griffs bolted to a 3-1 first-quarter lead on goals by Nick Tuttle, Billy Jacobbi and Austin Romantic. But the top-seeded Saints (10-5) regrouped and scored seven of the next nine goals of the game to take the lead for good. Jacobbi finished with three goals for the Griffs, while Tuttle also scored three goals for Canisius.
In women’s lacrosse, Canisius (10-6) opens the MAAC Tournament at Demske Sports Complex at 8 tonight against Fairfield (12-4).
The Griffs’ Tori Quinn was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season, senior Maria Kotas (Lancaster) earned MAAC Midfielder of the Year and sophomore midfielder Ashley Bull was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Niagara’s Carrie-Jo Farrugia and Kayla Smith earned second team All-MAAC, while Kara Martin and Taylor Wolf earned All-Rookie Team honors.