Oct. 23, 2009
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Freshman forward Emery Welshman tallied six points on two goals and two assists to lead Siena men's soccer past Rider 4-3 Friday afternoon. The Broncs came back to tie it twice before Sindre Ek took a pass from Welshman and buried the game winner in the top right corner of the net. Siena is on a three-game win streak.
Siena (8-5-2, 3-1-1 MAAC) took a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute on Matthew Kadoch's fifth goal in the last four games. Zachary Gosse won a ball and passed it up to Kadoch. He touched it in for Welshman who beat the defense down the right side. Welshman passed across the goal to the wide-open Kadoch who shot it past the keeper.
The Saints extended their lead less than five minutes into the second half. Gosse sent in a free kick from midfield and Kadoch leapt and flicked it on with his head. Welshman received the ball and shot it low and to the far post.
Rider (4-8, 1-3 MAAC) bounced back quickly with two goals in a three minute span. In the 55th minute, Sal Lubrano touched the ball back to Jim Bradley just outside the top of the box. Bradley hit a rocket from 25 yards out and beat goalkeeper Phil Chabot to the left. Nico Tramontana tied the game when he scored on a penalty kick following a Siena foul in the box.
Welshman scored his second goal of the game in the 69th minute to give Siena its second lead of the game. Junior Nick Viaggio played a through ball and Welshman beat his defender and scored one-on-one with goalkeeper Matt Perrella. The lead was short-lived as Bradley scored his second goal of the game on another beautiful shot. Tramontana dribbled around three defenders in the penalty box and dropped it to Bradley who finished far post from the top of the box.
Welshman and the Saints wouldn't be denied as he created another goal in the 77th minute. Gosse hit a looping cross to the top of the box and Welshman touched it back to Ek who blasted his shot into the top right corner of the goal.
Chabot (6-4-2) made two saves in the win.
Both teams registered 12 shots in the game.
Siena returns to action this Sunday when it hosts Loyola at 11 a.m. It is Siena's final regular season game of the season. Seniors Bobby Di Filippo and Anthony Tagliaferri and juniors Sebastien Anzevui and Geoff Narode will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.