March 6, 2013
Central Connecticut scored the final four goals of the game, breaking a five-all tie and defeating Siena Women's Lacrosse 9-5 Wednesday afternoon in New Britain, Conn. Senior captain Katie Maguire led the Saints with three points including a pair of free-position goals.
Siena (1-4), which entered the day as the MAAC's most prolific scoring offense averaging 11.5 goals, was shut down by the Central Connecticut (1-3) defense. The Blue Devils forced the Saints into 21 turnovers and were awarded a whopping 17 caused turnovers for the game.
In a close affair throughout, Siena rallied to tie the game 5-5 on an Alyssa Treanor goal with 15:07 remaining. But Betsy Vendel scored just 33 seconds later to put CCSU back on top for good, kick starting the Blue Devils' decisive four-goal run.
CCSU limited two-time defending MAAC Rookie of the Week and the conference's scoring leader Sarah Croutier to just two assists and one shot.
Siena once again dominated the draw, holding an 11-5 advantage. Julia Sirianni, who entered the week sixth nationally in draw controls, added seven more to her impressive early season total.
Vendel scored twice for the Blue Devils as did Claire Healy and Amanda Toke. Morgan Tullar made 10 saves for CCSU.
The Saints continue their season long five-game road trip Saturday with a 1 p.m. start at future MAAC member Monmouth.