Women's Lacrosse Suffers 14-5 Setback Against Marist

April 16, 2003

The Siena women's lacrosse team sufferd a 14-5 setback against MAAC rival Marist this afternoon on Leonidoff Field in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. With the loss the Saints fall to 3-8 on the season and 1-2 in league play while the Red Foxes improve to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in MAAC action.

Marist found itself down 3-1 in the first half when the Saints Dana Sherrer scored two of her three goals, along with Caitlin Doherty in the first ten minutes. The Red Foxes went on to register eight unanswered goals to lead 9-3 at the half.

Leading Marist's offense was junior Maria Stehn (Massapequa, NY) who scored six goals for the Red Foxes. Brandi Petersen (Syracuse, NY) netted three, while also recording two assists for a five-point day.

Sherrer led the Saints with three goals while Caitlin Doherty and Kristen Sibilia netted one goal each. Stephanie Petruccelli had four assists on the afternoon.

Senior goalkeeper, Mellanie Nai (Suffield, Conn.) made six saves for the Red Foxes, while the Saints Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle, made 17 in 60 minutes of play.

The Red Foxes outshot Siena 31-16, while also taking advantage in ground balls 33-27. The Saints edged Marist out in draw controls, 12-11.

Siena will return to action on Tuesday, April 22 when they host Central Connecticut. Game-time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.