Men's Soccer
Ciovacco Caps Monster Week in Men's Soccer Win over St. Peter's
Senior Kevin Purcell scored twice against St. Peter's.
Senior Kevin Purcell scored twice against St. Peter's.

Oct. 14, 2001

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Paul Ciovacco had a goal and an assist and Kevin Purcell scored twice to lead Siena over St. Peter's 3-2 Sunday afternoon. The win was the Saints (4-6-1, 3-2 MAAC) third in a row and moved the Green and Gold into a tie for third-place in the conference.

Ciovacco (Poughkeepsie, NY/Arlington) connected on a pass from Joe Vitale (Scotia, NY/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) to open the scoring for Siena in the 12th minute. Purcell (Albany, NY/Guilderland) put the Saints up 2-0 in the 22nd minute after John Witkiewicz (Wappingers Falls, NY/Regis) fed him a pass.

Purcell scored what proved to be the game winner less than twenty seconds later, he was assisted by Ciovacco.

In Siena's 3-0 week, Ciovacco scored four goals and added an assist to move into seventh in the MAAC scoring leaders. With 14 points this year, Ciovacco has moved into eighth-place all-time on Siena's scoring list. He is tied for third with 12 career assists.

Eric Murdakhaev (Queens, NY/Forest Hills (St. John's) scored his first goal of the season for the Peacocks to put them within one in the 71st minute.

Jonathan Hicks (Merrick, NY/Chaminade) made 10 saves in the win. Siena plays at regional power Massachusetts on Tuesday.

Siena 2 1 3

St. Peter's 0 2 2

SIE 12:32 Paul Ciovacco (Joe Vitale)

SIE 22:50 Kevin Purcell (John Witkiewicz)

STP 47:27 Kwame Breedy

SIE 47:43 Kevin Purcell (Paul Ciovacco)



STP 71:05 Eric Murdakhaev
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