April 27, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Siena Women's Lacrosse begins its quest for the program's first MAAC Championship when the fourth seeded Saints battle regular season champion Fairfield at 5 p.m. in the conference semifinals here at the Demske Sports Complex. Fans can watch the video broadcast of the game online at MAAC.TV.
In addition to watching the game online, fans can also keep up to date by following the live stats by clicking the link above and tweets @SienaSaints. Make sure to read up on today's matchup as well by clicking on the game notes link and by checking out the MAAC Championships preview video by clicking on the links at the top of the release.
Siena (6-10) enters the conference championships riding a wave of momentum. After beginning the season with six consecutive defeats and later on an 0-2 start in the MAAC, the Saints rebounded to win four of their final games and qualify for the MAAC Championships for a third straight season.
Prior to 2010, the Saints had qualified for the MAAC Championships just once in the program's first 13 seasons when the team advanced to the championship game in 2005. Siena will look to get back their tonight, but a formidable foe stands in their way.
Fairfield (12-3) recently captured its fifth straight MAAC Regular Season Title and served the Saints their only defeat in their past five games, a 16-11 decision six days ago in Connecticut. The Stags have won 30 straight games in regular season action, but history has not been on their side in the conference championships.
In winning the last four regular season championships in which they have gone undefeated in league play, the Stags have won the conference tournament just once and been upset three times. The Saints will look to add a fourth upset tonight and take another step closer to the program's first-ever championship.
The winner of tonight's game takes on the winner of tonight's second semifinal at 8 p.m. between tournament host and No. 2 seed Canisius and No. 3 seed Marist Sunday at noon.