Sept. 14, 2013
Siena field hockey scored first, but were outplayed by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday afternoon dropping a 4-1 decision at UAlbany.
Despite Rutgers having a large advantage over the Saints in shots and penalty corners, Siena was able to keep the lead for most of the first half until Laura Rose scored on one of the 16 Scarlet Knight penalty corners in the game. The goal was assisted by Kaitlyn PlQuse and Ashpal Bhogal at the 33:07 minute mark.
The Scarlet Knights continued to pressure the Saints in the second half, tallying 8 shots and 7 penalty corners. Rutgers took the lead for good when Sofia Walia converted on a penalty stroke.
With a two person advantage, Rutgers scored twice in less than a minute when Katie Champion and Rachel Yaney each scored on balls in front of an open net to increase their lead 4-1.
Siena moves on quickly, playing their home opener against Lock Haven tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 p.m.