Oct. 18, 2013
Another Friday afternoon and another one-goal loss for the improving Siena field hockey team. Callie Weise and Megan Bohseeach found the back of the cage, but Monmouth did just enough to hold on for a 3-2 win in Loudonville.
"We played a very hard game today, and fought from beginning to end. We continue to improve, and are learning more and more about ourselves every day," said Coach Zappone. "It is only a matter of time before everything truly falls into place. Our time is coming."
Weise deflected an entry pass less than four minutes into the game to put the Saints (0-12, 0-2) up 1-0, but Monmouth (4-9, 1-0) scored the next three goals to take command. Bohse scored off a perfectly executed penalty corner with a little less than nine minutes to play to bring Siena within a goal.
Trish O'Dwyer scored the game-tying goal and the go-ahead tally for the Hawks. Melanie Dawson finished Hannah Loux's attack from the endline in the 56th minute for the game-winner.
Teresa Mathews picked up the complete-game victory for Monmouth, stopping one shot.
The Hawks out-shot Siena 7-1 in the first half, but just 6-5 in the second. The Saints controlled an 8-5 edge in penalty corners. Siena used an empty net for the final two minutes, but couldn't manage a shot on goal.
The Saints continue the quest for that elusive victory Sunday at home against Rider at 1 p.m.