Oct. 7, 2012
The Siena field hockey dropped their Northeast Conference Opener to the Bryant Bulldogs 5-1 on Sunday. Cory dela Gorgendiere tallied her team leading second goal of the season in the loss.
Bryant (3-9, 1-0 NEC) took the first six shots of the game but could not find the back of the net as Beth Meyers picked up eight saves. Siena (0-9, 0-1 NEC) would have several opportunities in the first when they would tally four penalty corners and three shots on goals but the Bulldog’s goalie Megan Hancock put aside all the attempts.
Bryant would finally cashing through 30 minutes into the game when Molly Morrison notched her first goal of the season on a tipped in shot. Despite being outshot 10-3 in the first half, Siena went into the half only trailing by one goal.
Their luck would run out in the second frame when Bryant scored three goals in a span of 20 minutes to take a 4-0 lead. The Saints would inch closer when Jessica Smith fed a pass to dela Gorgendiere who beat the goal keeper and giving Siena their first goal in over 340 minutes dating back to Sept. 16. It was dela Gorgendiere’s second goal of the season and Smith’s first assist of 2012.
Bryant would cap the scoring off when Kayliegh Ballantyne would connect for her second tally of the game to go along with one assist.
For the game, Siena totaled seven shots while surrendering 21 to the Bulldogs. The Saints were accurate in their shots with all seven being on goal, two by Michaela Sullivan. Both teams attempted eight corners and Beth Meyers finished with 13 saves.
Siena will finally return home for the first time since Sept. 5, as they take on Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. start.