Oct. 30, 2011
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Men's Soccer looks to move up the MAAC Standings when they host Rider at 3 p.m. today at Siena Turf Field in the regular season finale. Prior to kickoff, the Saints will honor seniors David Bonzerato, Matt Turcio and Nick Viaggio in a pregame ceremony.
Siena (4-9-2, 1-5-2) already knows it will be opening the MAAC Championships with a First Round game Thursday and need to win four games in five days if it wants to capture the program's first-ever conference championship. However, playoff seeding is still up for grabs entering the final day of the regular season.
With a win today over Rider (3-12-1, 2-6), Siena would clinch the No. 8 seed and face No. 9 seed Canisius Thursday at 2 p.m. at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. With a loss or tie, the Saints would be the No. 10 seed and face Saint Peter's or the Broncs in an 11 a.m. kickoff Thursday.
The Saints are 8-5-3 all-time against Rider and are unbeaten in the last six matchups (4-0-2), outscoring the Broncs 12-5.
Andrew Champagne has the play-by-play call of the action beginning at 2:30 p.m. which includes full coverage of the Senior Day Ceremony which is set to be held at 2:40 p.m. Fans can watch all of today's action by clicking the "Watch Live" link at the top of the release. Additionally, fans can follow along through the above live stats link as well as through the Saints' Official Twitter page for in-game updates @SienaSaints.