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Canisius men’s and women’s lacrosse play for MAAC crowns Saturday

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On Saturday, both the Canisius men's and women's lacrosse programs will play for a MAAC Championship, as both teams advanced to its respective conference title games with semifinal wins over the MAAC's top seeds. The men's team defeated No. 1 seed Quinnipiac 11-10 in overtime, while the women's squad moved into the championship game after defeating Marist 13-10.

The Canisius men's lacrosse team will look to win its third MAAC championship, and first since 2012, on Saturday when the Golden Griffins take on Detroit-Mercy at 10 a.m., in West Long Branch, N.J. That game will be televised live to a national-TV audience on ESPNU. The winner of the MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championship game will earn the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship field. To watch the men's game live online, CLICK HERE.

The Canisius women's lacrosse team will be making its eighth-straight MAAC Championship game appearance on Saturday, when the fourth-seeded Griffs take on No. 3 seed Fairfield at 1 p.m., in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Fans can watch that game online through MAAC.tv. The winner of that game will earn a berth in the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship tournament. To watch the women's championship game online, CLICK HERE.

This marks just the second time in program history where both the Canisius men's and women's lacrosse programs have played for a MAAC championship in the same season. Both teams played for and won the MAAC crown in 2012.