Aug 23, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Women's soccer has the honor of kicking off the 2013-14 Siena Athletics Year when the Saints open their 34th season against UMass at 4 PM at Siena Field. Follow the action through live stats at SienaSaints.com and twitter updates @SienaSaints.
Siena is 4-9-1 in season openers under now 15th year head coach Steve Karbowski and 5-8-1 in home openers. However, the Saints are an impressive 20-1-1 in non-conference home matches held here at Siena Field since 2007.
Siena and UMass meet for just the second time, with the Minutewomen capturing the inaugural meeting last season, 1-0 on Sept. 23 in Amherst. Moa Mattsson scored the decisive tally for UMass which finished last season with a 9-10-1 overall record including a 4-4-1 mark in the Atlantic-10. The Minutewomen are projected to finish fifth of 13 teams this season according to the A-10 Coaches' Poll.
The Saints are coming off a 2012 season in which the team posted a 6-11-1 overall record and finished tied for seventh in the MAAC with a 2-6-1 mark. Siena was predicted to finish sixth in the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll released Wednesday and senior captain Brittany Pfaff and junior back Anna Grant were named to the Preseason All-MAAC Team.