Oct. 5, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Men's Soccer opens its 24th season of MAAC competition when the Saints host Saint Peter's in the conference opener this afternoon at 3 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. Fans who can't make the match can watch all the action online at SienaAllAccess.com beginning at 2:45 p.m.
Ivey Speight has the call on Siena All-Access beginning with pregame coverage at 2:45 p.m. In addition to play-by-play commentary, the match includes multiple camera angles and graphics.
Fans can watch today's game or all eight home matches this season by clicking the links at the top of the page. Season packages are available for purchase for just $39.95 and individual games can be purchased for $7.95.
Additionally, fans can watch all the action on their iOS devices (such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), in addition to any devices that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater (primarily Android devices). Please check with your device manufacturer or cellular service provider for more information.
Siena (4-5) opens both the month of October and the conference slate in search of the program's first MAAC Championship. The Saints were selected fifth in the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll while Saint Peter's (2-7), the 2010 conference champions, were tabbed ninth.
The Saints hold an 11-10-2 all-time advantage against the Peacocks, having won four of the past five meetings. In those four wins, Siena has totaled a whopping 19 goals.
Last season Saint Peter's earned a 2-1 regular season victory over the Saints in Jersey City. But Siena would have the final say as the Saints eliminated the defending conference champions by a 5-1 margin in the first round of the MAAC Championships.
Siena concludes its MAAC home opening weekend Sunday at 1 p.m. against defending conference runner-up Manhattan and will also host Niagara (10/19), Canisius (10/21) and Marist (10/27) in conference matches at Siena Turf Field this season.