Sept. 14, 2004
Tara McLarney rebounded a shot into the back of Siena's net with just under four minutes remaining in the first half accounting for the only score of the game in Northeastern's 1-0 women's soccer victory over Siena in Loudonville on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies withstood constant Siena pressure in the second half, turning away several scoring chances to escape with the win.
Northeastern (5-1) held a 5-2 advantage in first half shots, and a narrow 2-1 edge in corner kicks. McLarney's goal followed one of the corners, as she finished a rush of activity in front of the Siena net following the entry pass. On the play, she beat keeper Noel Cox, who made two saves on the afternoon in suffering her third defeat of the season.
The Saints (1-4) came out with new energy in the second half, and controlled most of the action following intermission. Sophomore Kristen Turner, who came off the bench for the first time this season, sparked a Siena attack that managed eight second half shots. Turner collected five shots on goal for the game, including a late breakaway opportunity that goalie Cynthia Slowik made a diving save on to preserve the shutout. Slowick was brilliant in net, recording nine saves for the visitors.
Siena also nearly got on the board when transfer Sarah Hopkins (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa) fired a 25-yard attempt toward the upper right corner of the net late in the game, but Slowik ranged high to again turn-away the threat.
The Saints return to action this weekend in the Governor's Cup, hosted by the University at Albany. Siena plays Sacred Heart Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Columbia on Sunday at 2 p.m.