Men's Soccer Plays to First Tie of the Season

Oct. 5, 2003

Box Score

The Siena College men's soccer team ended in a 0-0 deadlock with MAAC opponent Rider University today in front of over 200 fans at Siena Field in Loudonville, NY. The tie was the first for the Saints this season, who now stand at 2-6-1 overall and 1-0-1 in league play. Rider, who has yet to win a game this season, is now 0-10-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the MAAC.

Despite outshooting the Broncs, 18-7, the Saints were unable to convert on their multiple opportunities. Much of the first half was dominated by Siena, as the Green and Gold fired seven shots while only allowing Rider to get off one shot. But Rider regrouped in the second period, came out stronger, and put more pressure on the Saint's cage, firing four shots.

The first overtime period was evenly played with each team coming up with one opportunity at a goal. In the second overtime period, Siena again dominated as they got off three shots to Rider's one, but again the Green and Gold were unable to put the ball away and the game ended in a 0-0 tie at the end of two overtime periods.

Paul Ciovacco led the Saints in their scoring quest, firing a team-high five shots, five of which were on cage. Caio Silva also had a hot foot, letting four shots rip, three of which found their way to the cage.

Patrick Henry had another solid game in the goal for the Saints, stopping three Rider shots. Brian Gill, who played most of the game in the goal for Rider made eight saves, while Daniel Riverso, who replaced Gill after he was injured in the final minutes of regulation, had two stops.

Siena will return to action on Friday, October 10 as they travel to Buffalo, N.Y. to face Canisius. Game-time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.