March 19, 2005
Schenectady, N.Y. - The Siena women's lacrosse team was defeated by St. Bonaventure University, 21-10 on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field on the campus of Union College. Causing the Saints to suffer their worse loss of the season, allowing 21 goals.
The loss drops the Saints 2-4 on the year while the Bonnies improve to a perfect 5-0 record.
Sophomore attack, Michelle Eide displayed a nearly perfect game to lead Siena with three goals on just four shot attempts.
Trailing 11-6 at halftime, the Saints got on the board early with a goal from freshman Amy Schoonmaker at the 27:03 mark; Schoonmaker finished with two goals and one assist. From then on the Saints hit a drought as the Bonnies scored eight goals, with only one being unassisted. Siena responded when sophomore defense wing Sarah Elliot scored off two Bonnie's defenders.
In the first half, freshman Lynn Harkins got Siena on the board first at the 29:00 minute mark as senior Joan Paul found her on the right side of the field to drill the shot past goalkeeper Courtney Hastrich. Three seconds later off a Bonnie turnover, Paul found Schoonmaker lurking on the ride side of the cage to drill it in, giving the Saints what would be their only lead, a 2-0 advantage. After Robin Mason and Courtney Gibbons scored to tie the game, Katie Hurley put the Bonnies up 3-2, to tie the game moments later.
In the loss, Paul had two assists to go along with five groundballs. Leah Ciaccio finished with four groundballs.
The Bonnies shared the win as Nicole Motondo, Gibbons and Kimberly Ross finished with three goals each. Motondo also dished out four assists.
Between the pipes, freshman Bethany Zimmer recorded 16 saves, while her counter part Hastrich had a light game preventing two shots.
The Saints look to rebound on Wednesday when they travel to Bethlehem, PA to the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks at 4 pm.