April 6, 2004
The Siena College women's lacrosse team fell to Drexel University, 7-5, this afternoon in non-conference division I women's lacrosse action at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. With the loss, the Saints fell to 2-9 on the season while the Dragons improved to 7-2 overall.
Siena got on the board first as Dana Sherrer fed Tammy Vitolins for the early lead at the 24:24 mark. Drexel answered with two-straight tallies, courtesy of Emily Hoesch and Kerry Kelly, to take the 2-1 advantage with 7:52 left in the first half. The Green and Gold closed out the remaining minutes with two goals of their own to regain the lead and enter the locker room one-goal ahead of the Dragons at 3-2. Michelle Eide had a hand in both tallies, scoring the first to tie it up before feeding the ball to Colleen Agostinacchio who found the back of the net with just 1:54 remaining to give the Saints the slight halftime advantage.
Drexel knotted the score just 1:10 into the second period on a Jen Bonini free position shot. Claire Devine was the fourth Saint to enter the scoring column as she connected on a free position shot to give Siena back the lead at the 22:27 mark.
The Dragons netted three goals over the next two minutes to take the biggest lead of the afternoon at 6-4 with 20:54 left to play.
The Saints pulled to within one at the 9:03 mark and had several chances to tie it up, but time ran out on Siena and the Green and Gold were unable to stage a comeback. Drexel's Nicole Adams put one more away for good measure with just five seconds remaining as the Dragons walked away with the 7-5 win.
The Saints outshot the Dragons 28-21 while Drexel held a commanding lead over Siena in draw controls (13-1).
Claire Devine led Siena, recording two goals while assisting two others. Michelle Eide also had a multiple-point outing with one goals and one assist.
Drexel was led by Emily Hoesch and Kerry Kelly, who each put away two goals. Jen Bonini netted one while assisting three others.
Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle recorded 9 saves for the Saints while Maggie Koch had 12 stops in the net for the Dragons.
The Saints will next match-up against Vermont this Thursday at Union College. Game-time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.