Oct. 13, 2002
For 65 minutes Sunday afternoon, Siena matched conference powerhouse Quinnipiac shot-for-shot and goal-for-goal. What a difference five minutes can make. Quinnipiac (9-7/9-0 NEC) exploded for two goals in the first five minutes of the second half to break open a close a game, and held on late for a 4-2 victory over Siena (5-7/4-5 NEC) in a Northeast Conference field hockey game played in Loudonville Sunday afternoon. Junior Heather Hamway had two goals for the victors who remained perfect in conference play.
The Bobcats started the scoring just over a minute into the game when Chelsea Osbury intercepted a pass and beat Siena's Kriten Heyde (Somers, N.Y.) on a breakaway. The Saints got on the board 15 minutes later as junior Lacee Iselo (Rome, N.Y.) scored off Kate Karoglanian's centering pass to tie the game 1-1. With nine minutes remaining in the first half, Hamway scored her first goal to put the Bobcats up for good.
Quinnipiac started the second half fast as well, as Jackie Langenstein scored off a rebound 1:39 seconds into the action. Hamway's final tally came off a Kristen McCarthy feed four minutes later and gave the Bobcats an insurmountable 4-1 advantage.
Siena hung tough, as junior Erin Mead (Chestertown, N.Y.) finished a pass from Iselo in front of the cage four minutes later, but that would be as close as the Saints would get. Mead scored for the fifth consecutive game in defeat.
The Saints had their chances in the final 20 minutes as Iselo and Mead each had several breakaway opportunities but couldn't finish. Heyde performed well in the cage for the Saints, stopping nine shots on the afternoon.
The Bobcats out-shot Siena 15-10 and held a slim 12-9 edge in penalty corners.
Siena will try to get back on the winning track as they round out their season-long six-game homestand Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. against Lehigh.