Canisius softball falls into elimination bracket after an 8-4 loss to Siena in the 2024 MAAC Softball Championship winner's bracket final. Siena's strong start propelled them to victory, moving them closer to securing a spot in the NCAA Division I Softball Championship.

By the Numbers
  • Siena Saints scored eight runs in the first three innings.
  • Canisius senior Gianna Fazzolari hit a grand slam, setting a new career RBI record for the program.
State of Play
  • Canisius (22-21) moves to the elimination round and will face either Marist or Niagara for a chance to stay alive in the tournament.
  • Siena (32-20) advances to the championship round, positioning them one win away from the league's automatic NCAA tournament berth.
  • Siena pitcher Alissa Elmont earned her 19th win of the season.
  • Canisius senior Christie McGee-Ross had three hits and scored a run in the game.
What's Next

Canisius will compete in the elimination round final against the loser of the Marist-Niagara game, with a broadcast on ESPN+ at 4 p.m.

Bottom Line

Siena's dominant performance places them on the brink of NCAA Championship qualification, while Canisius looks to bounce back in the elimination game to keep their postseason hopes alive.