Dona scored her first collegiate goal for the Saints on Wednesday afternoon.
Oct. 2, 2013
The Siena women's field hockey team started strong on Wednesday afternoon in a midweek matchup with the Colgate Raiders at Siena Turf Field. Colgate defeated the Saints 4-2 in an action filled game.
"We played the full 70 minutes at the intensity we need to remain competitive and put us in the position to win the game," said Kara Zappone. "It was a team effort and we continue to improve on all our key stats every game."
The game started immediately with a penalty shot opportunity for Colgate. Saints goalie Mary Drabichfaced the Raiders' top scorer and prevented her from converting on the penalty stroke to keep the game scoreless.
The Saints (0-9) marched down the field, building momentum from Drabich's save a few minutes earlier and put the ball in the box from Siena's Gabrielle Sullivan's second goal of the season. Thresea Tremblay and Megan Meyersassisted on Sullivan's goal.
Colgate (2-8) tied the game with Halle Biggar's shot on goal at the 12:19 mark in the first half. The Raider's Olivia Nabhan attacked the middle of the field and found Biggar in front of the goal.
Siena Freshmen Ashley Dona wasted no time to give the lead back to the Saints. Dona scored on an assist from fellow freshman Danielle DeGroot from the right side of the goal. Dona's goal was her first collegiate goal.
Colgate came back scoring three unanswered goals to put the game away out of reach with Eliana Brown scoring the next two goals for the Raiders. Halle Biggar assisted the first goal and her second was unassisted as she pulled Siena's goalie out of the box and was able to maneuver around for the easy goal.
The Saints continue to improve and will travel to Philadelphia to play Saint Joseph's on Sunday afternoon. The game starts at 1:00 p.m.