Men's Soccer Comes Up Short Against LaFayette

Oct. 19, 2004

Final Stats

The Siena men's soccer team dropped a 3-2 double overtime decision at home this afternoon. T.J. Helly tied the match at 2-2 in the second half off an assist from Jason Laffin, but the Leopards scored the game-winner in the 109th minute.

LaFayette scored the first goal of the match at 29:53 when Thomas Harju gathered a rebound off his own player and found the back of the net. 24 minutes later, Leopards freshman forward Mark Price scored a goal as the ball bounced and deflected off Saints keeper, Patrick Henry to take a 2-0 lead. Within 2 minutes, midfielder Tom Santoro answered with a direct kick.

The Saints tied the match at 74:45 when a Leopard defender was called for a foul. Helly lined up and scored past LaFayette keeper Scott Backus for his second goal of the season.

Neither team could score over the final 16 minutes of regulation to force Siena's sixth double overtime match of the season.

After a scoreless first over time, LaFayette (8-4, 3-1 Patriot) broke the tie late in the second overtime period when Scott Hawkins sent a pass in front of the goal from the right side where Mark Price tipped in the game-winner.

The Saints were outshot, 15-12, in the match while the Leopards totaled 13 corner kicks to two for Siena. Saints goalie Henry made six saves in taking his first double overtime loss. LaFayette goalie, Backus collected four saves protecting the Leopards net.

Siena (1-8-4, 1-1-1 MAAC) travels to MAAC opponent on Friday for a match against Iona. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.