Oct. 12, 2012
The Siena Field Hockey team surrendered a goal just 26 seconds into the game and could not recover as they dropped a 5-1 decision to the Saint Francis (Pa.) Red Flash on a cold Friday afternoon.
The scoring started right after the initial whistle when Autumn Pellman connected on her 10th goal of the season off a pass down the middle by Kellie Mason. The Red Flash (8-4, 2-0 NEC) would continue to dominate the first half statistically but the defense for the Saints would not allow another goal.
Besides being outshot 10-4 in the opening 35 minutes, Siena (0-10, 0-2 NEC) had some opportunities to notch the game at one, but close shots by Gabi Ferraro and Michaela Sullivan were saved by Katelyn Vitali.
Siena could not keep the Red Flash off the scoring column as much in the second frame, as three different players tallied a score, starting when Jocelyn Scillia tapped one past Beth Meyers just three minutes into the second half. The lone Siena goal came when Katherine Bowie found Ferraro by the goal and after a struggle she was able to put it past Vitali for her first goal of the season. The scoring would be capped by Sciilia’s second tally of the contest.
For the game, Beth Meyers recorded eight saves which puts her fourth in Siena history, two ahead of Mary Hegarty. Siena recorded 10 shots with five being on target.
The Saints continue their homestand Sunday at noon when they take on Robert Morris. The team will be accepting donations at the contest to collect money for “Stick it to Cancer," an organization aimed to fund cancer research.