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Colgate Doubles Up Siena Field Hockey
Michelle Dorscheid got the Saints on the board early in the first half
Michelle Dorscheid got the Saints on the board early in the first half

Sept. 17, 2002

Box Score

Nancy Miller collected two of her game-high three points on what turned out to be the game-winning goal just over 28 minutes into the first half as Colgate (2-3) topped Siena 4-2 in an entertaining field hockey game on the Siena campus Tuesday afternoon. Miller's tally came after the two teams exchanged four goals in a furious rally to start play.

Ashley Schneider started the scoring with a goal just eight minutes into the contest on a well-timed crossing pass from Dana Shaner to give Colgate the early edge. Siena's Michelle Dorscheid (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) fired back just nine minutes later with a hard hit blast that from just inside the circle off a nice feed from senior captain Terri Cordes to tie the score at 1-1.

Just over eight minutes later, Beth Primps deflected Miller try into the Siena cage to put the Red Raiders back up momentarily. Lacee Iselo, who registered five shots in a losing effort, again tied the score off a rebound of an Ashley Smaldon attempt that ricocheted just in front of the goal at the 27-minute mark of the first half.

Natalie Heller added an insurance goal to Miller's game-winner 15 minutes into the second half off a Kristen Merkle assist.

Siena played well in spurts and showed tremendous improvement from last season's 6-0 shellacking at Colgate in which they registered just two shots. The Saints actually out-shot the Red Raiders on this occasion 18-11-sic of which came from junior Erin Mead after the intermission. Sara Corcoran had eight saves in a solid effort for Colgate.

Siena begins a five-game road swing this weekend against NEC foes St. Francis (Pa.) and the University of Maryland Baltimore-County. The Saints return home October 5 at noon.



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