Saints Suffer First MAAC Defeat

Damian Liesemann made five saves in a losing effort

Oct. 14, 2012

Box Score

Looking for the program's first-ever 4-0 start in the MAAC, Siena Men's Soccer ran into a tough opponent Sunday. Loyola scored just over five minutes into the match and never looked back, handing the Saints a 3-0 loss in Baltimore.

Entering the afternoon alone at the top of the MAAC Standings, Siena (7-6, 3-1) is now all square for the conference's top spot with Loyola (8-5-1, 3-1).

Connor Thompson scored his first of two goals in the sixth minute and later added a cosmetic tally with one second remaining in the match. Stephen Dooley accounted for the other Greyhounds score.

Loyola out-shot the Saints 17-14 and held a 3-1 edge in corners. Sindre Ek once again paced the Siena offense with eight shots, four of which were on target.

Damian Liesemann made five saves for the Saints, while Loyola's Thurman Van Riper stopped six shots to earn the shutout.

The Saints return home for their next three matches, beginning with a 3 p.m. kickoff Friday against undefeated Niagara at Siena Turf Field.