Sept. 6, 2008
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena men's soccer lost 1-0 to UMass in the final minutes in Amherst this afternoon. Chris Brown headed the game-winner into the back of the net in the 89th minute.
UMass (2-1-0) outshot the Saints (1-2) 27-8 but couldn't get on the scoreboard until the closing minutes of regulation. Siena goalkeeper Steve Skonieczny made a season-high 11 saves. UMass keeper Zack Simmons made three saves earning the shutout.
Siena picked it up offensively in the second half, taking seven of their eight shots in the final 35 minutes. The Saints registered all three shots on goal in the second half.
Sophomore Ben Arikian was credited with the assist on Brown's goal after he placed the direct kick towards the left post. Brown leapt out of traffic to flick the ball with his head past the charging Skonieczny in the 89th minute.
The Saints return to action on Thursday when they play Saint Francis (N.Y.) in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.