Oct. 12, 2008
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Bobby DiFilippo and Mike DeSimone each scored goals to provide a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Manhattan Sunday afternoon in Loudonville. Siena has a 4-0-1 record against Manhattan the last five years. The Saints are riding a three-game win streak for the first time since September 19 of last year.
Manhattan (2-9-1, 0-1-1) started the scoring in the 34th minute on a goal by Sean Russell. Paul Rolston hit a long ball from midfield that bounced over a Siena defender; Russell ran onto it and placed the shot far post.
Siena (4-5-1, 2-0) responded seven minutes later on a breakaway goal by DiFilippo. After challenging for two headers with Jasper defenders, the ball got past the center back and DiFilippo corralled it and one-on-one with the keeper hit his shot in the lower right corner to tie the game. It was Siena's first shot of the game.
Nine minutes into the second half, Siena goalkeeper Steve Skonieczny made a huge save on a volley at point-blank range by Russell. Skonieczny made another critical save 11 minutes later on Fernando Londono when he jumped and tipped the shot over the crossbar.
In the 73rd minute, Anthony Tagliaferri played a through ball down the middle of the field where Mike DeSimone touched it past the charging goalkeeper Randall Brobson. The ball rolled into the goal at the far post giving the Saints a 2-1 advantage.
Skonieczny made five saves in the win while Brobson made three.
The Saints return to action Friday at Rider at 4 p.m.