Feb. 18, 2014
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Lacrosse opens the program's 18th varsity season when the Saints host Bryant at 3 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. Gameday Central coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. with the LIVE online video broadcast at SienaAllAccess.com.
Dan Bacchi has the call of the game online at SienaAllAccess.com beginning at 2:45 p.m. Watch today's game or all nine home games this season by purchasing a Siena Women's Lacrosse Family Pack by clicking on the corresponding links at the top of the release.
Family Packs include access to both LIVE and archived HD video of all nine home games, an exclusive Siena Lacrosse sweat shirt and a high resolution 2014 team photo. Siena Women's Lacrosse Family Packs cost just $69.99 or you can purchase an individual game passport for $7.95.
In addition to accessing Siena All-Access online, fans can catch all the same great video content through their iOS devices (such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), in addition to any devices that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater (primarily Android devices).
Added features to the Siena All-Access platform include live stats and ticker updates with pertinent game information and Siena twitter updates. Additionally, all games are archived upon their conclusion and can be viewed at any time through the on-demand feature.
Predicted to finish sixth out of nine teams in the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, the Saints are under the leadership of new head coach Melissa Pearsall who spent the past three years as both the recruiting and defensive coordinator at Colgate University.
The Saints return eight of 12 starters from a team which posted a 4-12 overall record last season and finished 3-3 in the MAAC in qualifying for the four-team conference championships for a fourth consecutive season. The Saints are led by junior midfielder and Preseason All-MAAC selection Julia Sirianni who broke both the Siena and MAAC record for draw controls last season with 89. A Second Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection, Sirianni started all 16 games and ranked seventh nationally averaging 5.6 draw controls per game.
Bryant (1-0) won its season opener last Wednesday at Holy Cross, 8-7 in overtime. The Bulldogs went 10-8 in 2013 and 6-3 in the Northeast Conference in advancing to the conference championship game. The preseason favorite to win the NEC this spring, Bryant returns their top-10 scorers from a year ago.
Siena leads the all-time series with Bryant, 4-1. The Bulldogs scored the final three goals in last year's season opener to defeat the Saints 15-12 in Smithfield, R.I. Alyssa Treanor and Casey Irwin both recorded hat tricks in the loss.
In addition to watching today's game online at SienaAllAccess.com, follow the live stats and keep up to date with in-game twitter updates through @SienaSaints by clicking on the corresponding links at the top of the page.