Oct. 8, 2011
One of the most decorated goalkeepers in Siena Soccer history, Steve Skonieczny had another huge performance Saturday night. Unfortunately this time it came at the Saints' expense. Skonieczny shutout his former team propelling Marist to a 1-0 victory in Poughkeepsie.
Skonieczny, who is the Saints' (3-6-1, 0-2-1) all-time goals against average leader and ranks tied for third all-time in shutouts and fifth in wins, made his first appearance against his former team. A four-year letterwinner who redshirted for the Saints' last season, Skonieczny is exhausting his final year of eligibility as a graduate student at Marist (5-3-4, 1-1-1).
Skonieczny and his successor Jack Binks were equally impressive as both keepers kept the game scoreless into the 81st minute.
But with less than 10 minutes remaining, the MAAC's second leading scorer Stephan Brossard struck for the decisive tally. The Red Foxes' Anthony Rozmus' crossed in an attempt inside the six-yard box to Brossard who finished.
It would prove to be enough as the Saints' failed to net the equalizer as they fell for a fourth straight time in Poughkeepsie.
Skonieczny, who entered the game tied for the MAAC lead in shutouts, made two saves to earn his fifth clean sheet of the season. Binks meanwhile made four saves in a losing effort.
Marist out-shot the Saints 14-9 as Siena was shutout for a fourth time this season.
Following a grueling three-game road trip to start conference action, the Saints now return home in search of their first MAAC win. Siena returns to the pitch Friday afternoon when they host Fairfield at 3 p.m. at Siena Turf Field.