March 23, 2003
The Siena women's lacrosse team defeated Binghamton University, 15-9, at Union College tonight behind a six-goal, three assist effort from junior Stephanie Petruccelli (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa). With the win the Saints improve to 2-1 overall while the Bearcats fall to 0-1.
Petrucelli and Gina Purpura combined to score the first six goals for the Saints as Siena took a 6-4 advantage with 10:43 left in the first half. Each team managed one more tally before the break for a 7-6 halftime score in favor of the Green and Gold.
Siena scored two quick goals in the second, both courtesy of Caitlin Doherty (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Lakeland) before the Bearcats answered with two of their own to pull back to within one. The Saints went on to put away six more tallies while Binghamton found the back of the net just one time to claim the 15-9 victory.
Seven different Saints scored on the evening. Purpura finished with three goals and two assists while Doherty added two goals for the Green and Gold.
Ashley Cincota led the Bearcats with four goals and one assist and Lauren Wetherell was the only multiple-goal scorer with three on the night.
Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle was solid in the cage, making 15 saves for the Saints. Allison Steinberg had 14 stops for Binghamton while Danielle Zittel added one save in 7:53 of play.
Siena will return to action on Tuesday, March, 25 when they travel around the corner to face their New York neighbor Albany. Game-time is set for 3:30 p.m.
Siena College 7 8 15 Binghamton 6 3 9
Siena: Stepanie Petrucelli (6G,3A), Gina Purpura (3G, 2A), Caitlin Doherty (2G), Karla Gudgel (1G, 2A), Kristen Sibilia (1G), Kate Revington (1G), Isabel Ohanian (1G), Dana Sherrer (1A), Joan Paul (1A)
Binghamton: Ashley Cincotta (4G, 1A), Lauren Wetherell (3G), Erin Smith (1G), Kelli Bennett (1G), Kathy Van Voorhis (1A),
Goalies: Siena: Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle (60 min., 9 GA, 15 SV) Binghamton: Allison Steinberg (52 min., 13 GA, 14 SV), Danielle Zittell (8 min., 2 GA, 1 SV)
Shots: Siena-29, Binghamton-35 Ground Balls: Siena -16, Binghamton -29 Draw Controls: Siena-6, Binghamton -16