Women's Soccer
Women's Soccer Clinches MAAC Tournament Berth
Defender Coleen Smyth netted the gamwinner vs. Niagara
Defender Coleen Smyth netted the gamwinner vs. Niagara

Nov. 3, 2002

Box Score

Niagara University, NY (November 3) -- The Siena Women's Soccer team clinched a MAAC Tournament berth with a 2-0 shut-out victory over Niagara. WIth the win the Saints improve to 5-9-3 overall and 5-3-1 in the MAAC. The loss today eliminates the Purple Eagles from continuing on to post season play as they finish the season with a conference record of 4-5-0, and an overall record of 12-5-0.

In the first half of the game Niagara outshot Siena 15-8, and also had one corner kick. It was a scoreless first half, both teams playing a tight defensive system. The second half saw Siena open the scoring at the 52:16 mark off a goal mouth scramble, Colleen Smyth managed to find the back of the net. Less than ten minutes later Siena padded their 1-0 lead with a goal by Nicole Orlandella. These two Siena goals proved to be the only goals of the day.

Noel Cox made stop eight Niagara shots whil Katie Owings (Annapolis, MD/St Mary's) made seven saves for the Purple Eagles.

Third-seeded Siena will face second-seeded Loyola in the first round of the MAAC Tournament on Friday, November 8 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Game-time is set for 1:00 p.m. Top-seeded Fairfield will play fourth-seeded Rider in the other semi-final match-up.



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