Sept. 2, 2007
Loudonville, N.Y. - Junior midfielder Chelsea Maguire posted the game winning goal in the 56th minute to send the Siena (1-1) women's soccer team past Patriot League powerhouse Colgate (1-1) this afternoon. The Saints topped the Raiders 2-1 in Loudonville earning their first victory of the 2007 campaign.
Siena struck first in the 24th minute when senior co-captain Amy Loughridge notched her first goal of the season as she sent a chip shot over the head of Colgate goaltender Carly Sousa. Senior defender Katie Goodwin and forward Susie Blaisdell helped the play develop with crafty feeds setting up Loughridge at the top of the box.
The Saints took a 1-0 lead into the half courtesy of solid defensive efforts by Shana Brady, Madeline Rickard and Goodwin who allowed just three Colgate shot attempts over the first 45 minutes.
With 55:16 on the clock, Maguire extended the Saints lead to 2-0 when she stole the ball just outside the box, evaded a Colgate defender and rocketed one past Sousa into the top right corner.
The Raiders responded just over 10 minutes later when senior forward Franny Iacuzzi connected on a penalty kick to cut the Siena lead back to one. Iacuzzi then threatened the Saints with a potential second goal of the game in the 71st minute as she sent a shot in from the top of the box only to be saved by the diving Patti Carroll.
Carroll earned her first win in net allowing just one goal on eight Colgate shot attempts. She tallied two saves over 90 minutes of action.
With the victory, Siena improves to 1-1 on the season. The Saints return to action on Sunday when they square off with Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.