Oct. 19, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Men's Soccer looks to remain atop the MAAC Standings when the Saints welcome undefeated Niagara to Siena Turf Field for a pivotal conference match this afternoon at 3 p.m. Fans who can't make the match can watch all the action online at SienaAllAccess.com beginning at 2:45 p.m.
Despite dropping their first conference match of the season last Sunday, Siena (7-6, 3-1) remains tied for first place halfway through the MAAC slate. Siena, Loyola and Iona all enter their matches this weekend with nine points in conference play.
Niagara (8-0-4, 2-0-1) however is hot on the trios' heels with seven points in conference action. The Purple Eagles enter today's matchup as one of just four remaining undefeated programs in the country along with Cornell, Xavier and top-ranked Maryland. The Purple Eagles are receiving 30 votes in this week's NSCAA Coaches' Poll - tied for the 28th most in the nation.
But Siena is no stranger to playing their best when facing their toughest of opponents. Last season the Saints went 2-1-1 against teams that were either nationally ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA poll.
Today marks the 24th all-time meeting between the programs in what has become a hotly contested matchup in recent years. Over the past five seasons, the teams have played to three ties with each side earning one hard fought win.
Ivey Speight has the call of today's major matchup 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 follow the live stats and 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.