Saints Upset by Rider, 1-0 in MAAC Play

Nov. 5, 2004

Final Stats

The Siena men's soccer team lost a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match, falling to Rider University, 1-0 in Lawrenceville, N.J. Friday on afternoon.

The Broncs scored in the 39th minute and held off a tenacious Saints attack for the shutout.

Broncs Senior Sandro DeCristofaro took a pass from sophomore Paul Ha and scored his fourth goal of the season with seven minutes left in the first half.

The Saints had ample opportunities to score but were thwarted each time. Senior co-captain Joe Vitale and Thomas Bianco

The Saint's first threat came when senior co-captain Joe Vitale took a shot off the post. In the 41st minute, senior midfielder, Thomas Bianco blasted a ball into the box that Broncs goalie Daniel Riverso redirected wide. In all, Siena had eight shots to Riders nine and held an 8-2 corner kick advantage.

Saints keeper Patrick Henry made three saves in the game. Rider Riverso had two. The Saints record falls to 2-11-5 (2-4-2 MAAC), while Rider improves to 4-13 (4-4 in conference play). The victory snapped Rider's five game losing streak.

Siena travels to Loyola on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the final game of the regular season.