April 3, 2005
SYRACUSE, N.Y.--Sophomore Christina Pampalone (East Northport, NY / Commack HS) scored with 12 seconds remaining in the first overtime to lead Siena to an 8-7 overtime win over defending MAAC regular season champion Le Moyne in the MAAC opener for both teams at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. The setback stops Le Moyne's (4-3, 0-1 MAAC) winning streak at four, while Siena (4-4, 1-0 MAAC) has won two in a row for the second time this season.
Senior Ashlyn Maguire (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville) scored a game-high three goals for the Dolphins, but Siena freshman goalkeeper Bethany Zimmer (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles) saved 12 shots including five in the second half and one in the second overtime.
Siena scored the final three goals of the opening half to take a 5-2 lead into the intermission. Le Moyne scored four of the first five goals in the second half and tied the contest at six on Kylie Rosette's (Watertown, N.Y./General Brown) 10th goal of the season with 11:14 remaining in regulation.
Maguire converted a free position shot with 5:10 remaining to deliver the Dolphins a 7-6 lead. Freshman Kathryn Marcantonio (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland) helped send the game into overtime with the equalizer at the 2:33 mark.
Siena did not allow Le Moyne a possession in the opening overtime period. Vitolins scored on the free position with 12 seconds left in the opening overtime to put the Saints up for the final time, 8-7. Zimmer turned aside Le Moyne's only shot attempt of the overtime, 55 seconds into the second overtime session and Siena was able to run out the clock.
Le Moyne outshot its opponent 29-19, including 16-5 in the second half. The Dolphins also won 12 of 18 draw controls. Freshman netminder Samantha Falcone (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) made four saves.
Today's game was broadcast live on Time Warner Sports 26 and will be rebroadcast for the Capital Region viewing area, the game will be rebroadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 3 at 7 pm on Thursday, April 7, Saturday, April 9 at Noon and Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. In the Syracuse area, it will air on Time Warner 26 at 8 p.m. on Monday April 4, at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 5, 5 p.m. Wednesday April 6 and 3 p.m. Friday April 8.
The Saints have a three game home stand beginning Tuesday, April 5th against Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. at Union College.