LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Soccer kicks off a pivotal stretch where they play four of their next five matches within the friendly confines of Siena Turf Field when the Saints host Niagara at 3 p.m. The match will be webstreamed online at SienaAllAccess.com.
Today's match marks the second of four Siena All-Access regular season broadcasts for the Saints this fall. Future broadcasts are set for Oct. 18 vs. two-time defending MAAC Champion Rider and Senior Day Oct. 21 vs. Manhattan. Individual matches can be watched online in HD for $7.95, and can be viewed by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the release.
In addition to watching the match online, viewers can also catch all the action on their iOS (Apple) devices as well as those that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater (Android devices) in addition to their laptops, desktops and tablets.
Features to the Siena All-Access platform include live stats and ticker updates with important game information and twitter updates. Additionally, all games are archived upon their conclusion and can viewed at any time through the on-demand feature.
Siena (2-4-5, 0-1-2) enters today's match looking for a much needed three points in conference play. The Saints held a 1-0 lead into the 90th minute at Fairfield Saturday night, before the Stags leveled the match with just 40 seconds remaining in regulation to secure the draw. Siena has now played in eight overtime matches over its first 11 contests this season.
Today's match kicks off a critical juncture for the Saints which will have the luxury of playing four of their next five matches at home. Following a trip to Monmouth Saturday night, Siena returns to the Capital Region for their second of two season long three-match homestands next week to wrap up their home regular season slate.
The Saints have been led offensively this fall by freshman standout Alejandro Riquelme. The Spaniard leads the squad with 11 points on the strength of five goals. Meanwhile, senior goalkeeper Aleksa Radosavljevic has been a rock in goal where he currently ranks fifth nationally averaging 5.64 saves per game to go along with a stellar .827 save percentage and a 1.04 goals against average.
Siena has dominated the all-time series vs. Niagara (2-8-1, 1-2) to the tune of a 19-7-4 record. The Saints' 19 victories over the Purple Eagles are tied for the program's most all-time vs. any opponent (Manhattan). Siena is a perfect 5-0 under while outscoring Niagara by a 7-1 margin under head coach Cesar Markovic.
The Purple Eagles enter play looking to build off their first conference win of the season, a 2-0 triumph over Saint Peter's Saturday on Monteagle Ridge. The win snapped a five-match winless streak (0-4-1) for Niagara.