Oct. 10, 2003
Canisius College scored three late second-half goals to take a 4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Siena College tonight. With the loss, the Saints now stand at 2-7-1 overall and 1-1-1 in conference play while the Golden Griffins improve to 2-7-2 on the season and earn their first league win(1-1-0).
Canisius kicked off the scoring, as Matthew Waddington headed the ball into the net off a throw in by Ibrahim Yusuf some 19 minutes into the game. Siena tied it up at one apiece in much the same way as Paul Ciovacco hit the right side of the cage off a throw in by T.J. Helly. The two teams went into halftime with the scored tied at one.
It wasn't until late in the second half that Canisius broke out, scoring three goals in a ten minute span. Chris Robey knotched the first goal for the Golden Griffs at the 75:37 mark, putting away a cross by Ainsley Romany. Exactly one minute later Canisius struck again, this time with Yusuf finding the back of the net. Robey put away his second goal of the afternoon, with a little under six minutes remaining in the second half, to give the Golden Griffs the 4-1 victory.
Canisius outshot the Saints 14-9. The first half shot totals remained even with Siena firing four shots to Canisius' five, but the second half saw much different results as the Saints managed to get of five shots while the Golden Griffs unloaded nine.
Patrick Henry recorded three saves in the net for the Saints, while Mark Giardino saw action in the final eight minutes of play, but did not record a save. Adam Sleyzak split the time in goal with Patrick Owcarz for Canisius. Owcarz made two saves.
The Saints will return to action this Sunday as they face Niagara University. Game-time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.