Pac-10's Oregon State Hangs On to Beat Siena
Sept. 22, 2002
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Oregon State scored 18 seconds into the second half and later stopped a Siena breakaway with 15 minutes remaining in the game to edge Siena 1-0 Sunday afternoon.
The Beavers (6-1) and Saints (0-3-1) battled through an exciting first half with neither team scoring. Oregon State took control just seconds into the second half when Alan Gordon scored his sixth goal of the season to open the scoring.
The teams went back and forth with each team generating numerous scoring opportunities. The best of those chances came with 15 minutes remaining when Oregon State goalie Peter Billmeyer stopped Siena's Tom Santoro (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga) on a breakaway. The Saints would apply persistent pressure the rest of the way but were never able to score.
Siena outshot OSU 12-11. Jonathan Hicks (Merrick, N.Y./Chaminade) made two saves for Siena while Billmeyer stopped four shots.
Oregon State, which beat Marist 6-2 on Friday, continues its New York swing against Albany Wednesday. The Saints face the crosstown rival Great Danes on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.