Oct. 24, 2004
The Siena women's soccer team played a flawless match today as they defeated Fairfield University by the score of 2-1 on Senior Day in front of a boisterous crowd at Siena Soccer Field. Siena (8-7-1) improves their MAAC record to 5-1-1 while the Stags fall to 5-11-0, 4-3 in league play.
The Saints would score first in the 34th minute when sophomore forward Kristen Turner scored off a pass from Sarah Hopkins to put the ball past Stags' goalie Brett Maron. The goal was Turner's fourth on the season. Fairfield would not waste any time getting what would be their only goal in the 43rd minute when Janna Breitenwischer took a pass from Jen Schmitt to tie the game 1-1.
Entering the second half tied, both teams made runs, but the Saints would get on the board late in the game, as freshman Susie Blaisdell scored on an impressive shot in the 82nd minute. Turner was credited with the assist.
"I am very proud of the ladies and the outstanding win today," said Siena Head Coach Steve Karbowski. The entire team was awesome."
Siena out shot Fairfield 15-9 and held a 5-3 advantage on corners.
Noel Cox collected seven saves, while Maron grabbed eight.
"Our defense did outstanding in the game as well," said Karbowski.
The Saints continue action as they travel to Saint Peter's. Kick off is set for 3 p.m.