Ek, Saints Solve Buffalo

First-year keeper Damian Liesemann earned his first collegiate shutout

Sept. 2, 2012

Box Score

Senior striker Sindre Ek scored his third goal in as many games to start the season as men's soccer earned a 1-0 win at Buffalo Sunday afternoon. Ek's tally helped the Saints' snap a six-game losing streak against their Western New York rivals.

Ek continued his red-hot start to his final collegiate season, scoring the decisive tally for the Saints (2-1) in the 39th minute. Ek drilled a Matt Hemsley pass from 20 yards out, beating the Buffalo (1-2-1) keeper low and to the left.

Siena out-shot Buffalo 16-12, with six attempts coming from Ek. Both teams attempted three corners.

Sophomore newcomer Damian Liesemann made four saves in goal to earn his first collegiate shutout. Jonathan Viscosi added four saves for the Bulls.

The win was Siena's first over Buffalo in nine years. The Bulls had dominated the series in recent years, having out-scored the Saints 14-1 in the prior six meetings.

The Saints will look to make it three wins in a row Friday at 5 p.m. vs. Fordham. Siena will be playing in the Brown Soccer Classic in Rhode Island, with a second game Sunday at noon against Cleveland State.