Men's Soccer Hosts #22 Rider (3PM - WATCH)

Oct. 18, 2017

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The Last Meeting
Siena2
#2 Rider2
November 11, 2016
Hamden, CT
Unlucky 13
Penalty shootouts. The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Six days after experiencing the exultation of prevailing in penalties in the program’s first-ever postseason home match, Siena Soccer suffered the opposite outcome. After playing to a 2-2 draw through regulation and a pair of overtime periods, defending tournament champion and No. 2 seed Rider punched its ticket back to the title match with a 3-1 triumph in penalty kicks over the third seeded Saints in the MAAC Semifinals.

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena soccer kicks off their longest homestand of the season where they play the next three matches at Siena Turf Field starting when they host Reigning MAAC Champions No. 22 Rider at 3 p.m. The match will be web streamed online at SienaAllAccess.com

Today's match marks the third of four Siena All-Access regular season broadcasts for the Saints this fall. Sam Sigal has the call on Siena All-Access today. The final broadcast for Siena soccer is Senior Day which is set for Saturday, October 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 (2-4-7, 0-1-4) enters today's match looking for a much needed three points in conference play. The Saints have now played in nine overtime matches over its first 12 contests this season. Siena's 1-1 draw against Monmouth was their seventh tie of the season, which not stands as the NCAA record this season.

The Saints are playing host to reigning MAAC Champions Rider (10-2, 5-0). The Broncs are ranked No. 22 in the United Soccer Coaches National Poll and No. 24 in the College Soccer News National Poll. Rider has won seven-straight contests and have not lost a match in league play.

 

 

Siena has been led offensively this fall by freshman forward Alejandro Riquelme. The Las Rozas, Spain native leads the team with 11 points off of five goals. On the defensive end, senior goalkeeper Aleksa Radosavljevic has been solid in the net with four shutouts and currently ranks ninth in the NCAA with 5.31 saves per game and eighth with 69 total saves.

Siena has held a slight advantage in the all-time series record vs. Rider to the tune of 10-9-5. Last season, the Saints and Broncs were held to a 2-2 draw in the MAAC Semifinals, but Rider would advance on penalty kicks and eventually win the championship. Siena was also knocked out in the semifinals by Rider in 2015, who would again go on and win the championship. The five ties against Rider are tied for a program record against all opponents. Siena has also tied Manhattan and Fairfield five times in program history.