Sept. 16, 2009
Hi. I'm Mark Adam, Siena's assistant sports information director and welcome to today's Live Blog. I will be taking you through today's women's soccer game featuring the Capital District's cross-town rivalry of Siena (3-1) and UAlbany (3-4). It will be up-to-the-minute action and provide detail not found in a box score.
Anytime these two schools face each other in competition, it's sure to be exciting. So sit back and get that refresh button ready!
- Siena defeated UAlbany 4-0 in Loudonville last season
-Sophomore forward Ashleigh Barone scored three goals and an assist in last year's game
-Siena has a 5-1-2 record against UAlbany since 2000. The Saints are 8-9-2 all-time against the Great Danes.
-MAAC Rookie of the Week (9/14) Caitlin Cahalan tallied a goal and an assist in each of Siena's wins this past week. She scored the first goal and assisted on the game winner at Providence and scored the game winner against Holy Cross. She leads the team with three goals and eight points in four games.
-America East Rookie of the Week (9/14) Chelsea DeVerna scored two goals and two assists and factored into both game winning goals for UAlbany this past week.
Siena GK - Laura Ettinger, B - Samantha Butzke, B - Maren Serafine, B - Shannon Clancy, B - Jenna Placke, M - Lindsay Tegas, M - Cara Riley, M - Nicole Daly, M - Susan Schneck, F - Ashleigh Barone, F - Caitlin Cahalan,
GK - Breanna Maggio, B - Katie Grant, B - Casey Marks, B - Jaclyn Rosada, B - Kendra Harrell, M - Nicole Berard, M - Rebecca Lee, M - Despina Psomopoulos, M - Chrissy Klepper, F - Maggie DeVerna, F - Chelsea DeVerna
45:00 UAlbany kicks off and we're underway
41:30 Lindsay Tegas takes a 35-yard shot that Maggio tips up to herself on the bounce. A simple shot looked dangerous for the Great Danes.
33:54 Siena Goal! Susan Schneck plays a low cross into the box and Cara Riley collects it and finishes to the left of Maggio. Riley's first touch put her in all alone with the keeper at the six yard box.
30:05 So far the game is back and forth as neither team can keep possession for an extended period.
25:22 UAlbany is using long balls as its primary attack. So far they're not connecting.
23:29 Siena Goal! Siena leads 2-0 on Cahalan's fourth goal of the season. Tegas played it to Riley at the top of the box who sent it through the middle to Cahalan.
16:40 Sophomore midfielder Jill Roth is now warming up on the sideline and could be going in for Schneck at outside mid.
14:50 Maggie DeVerna beats her defender down the right side and sends a pass across, but Shannon Clancy steps up and knocks it away.
14:23 Rebecca Lee hits a 35-yard shot that goes over the cross bar by a couple of feet. Ettinger had it covered.
14:15 Jill Roth subs in for Schneck.
10:40 Katie Norwood wins a ball on the left sideline and plays it up to a teammate along the line, but Clancy is there with a picture-perfect slide tackle and keeps the ball for the Saints.
7:50 Barone almost was in alone with the keeper, but Norwood battled the ball away at the last second. Cahalan gets to the ball and rips a shot but it's blocked by a defender.
4:21 Christina Macera subs in for Barone and Jessica Kuehne makes her first appearance in two years, subbing in for Jenna Placke. Kuehne missed the entire 2008 season due to injury.
3:02 Norwood hits a 40-yard shot, collected by Ettinger a few feet wide of the post. UAlbany is still settling for long-range shots.
00:49 Chelsea DeVerna hits a left-footed shot from the 18 that's saved by Ettinger. Ettinger has looked solid when tested in the first half.
Halftime - Siena 2, UAlbany 0
Siena hasn't had a lot of opportunities, but they've finished the ones they've had. UAlbany is outshooting Siena 13-7, a deceptive number, since most of the Great Danes' attempts were from outside the penalty box. UAlbany will need to get an early goal in the second half to put some pressure on Siena.
45:00 Siena kicks off and we're underway. Siena senior midfielder Marissa Shibley starts the second half at center mid with Riley. Kuehne remains in the game at outside back.
42:15 Tegas uses an individual effort and cuts across the field. Her shot from 20 yards out goes wide left.
36:56 Kuehne does well to shrug off two defenders on a ball going towards her goal and one touches it back to Ettinger who clears it away.
35:25 Chelsea DeVerna steals the ball from Shibley in the midfield and plays a through ball for Maggie DeVerna who's behind the Siena defense. But she's a few yards offsides.
33:38 UAlbany Goal! Siena 2, UAlbany 1 - Chelsea DeVerna steals the ball from Siena in its own box and and she beats Ettinger at the far post.
32:10 Schneck sends a cross through the box. It's tipped away by Maggio.
31:15 Maggie DeVerna is running at the Siena defense. She has Katie Grant wide open on the right flank but doesn't see her. She chips the ball to Ettinger.
30:25 UAlbany is pressuring Siena heavily now.
29:56 Siena's head coach Steve Karbowski makes a change and subs Kaitlyn Sharo in for Schneck and Lisa Valenziano in for Kuehne.
26:26 Siena's Nicole Daly subs back in for Shibley at center mid. It's been a good seven minutes since the Saints had possession in the offensive third.
24:20 Norwood is draped on Barone, but Barone does well to turn and knock a cross off her for a corner kick. Riley's corner kick is not challenged for by Siena and Maggio punches it away.
21:00 UAlbany is pressuring again and Siena's having trouble clearing the ball.
19:17 Schneck subs in for Sharo and Roth subs in for Tegas.
18:05 Barone is fighting for the ball with two UAlbany defenders at the top of the box. She's whistled for the foul. She's been whistled a good five times in this game.
12:00 Chelsea DeVerna plays a through ball to Katie Grant who hits a low rocket from the right side. Ettinger goes down and makes the save. Another dangerous scoring chance for the Great Danes.
9:46 Ball headed down by Siena defense by right to Grant at the top of the box. She hits a slow, bouncing shot that's saved by Ettinger.
8:30 Serafine races to a ball down the left side and gets to it before the UAlbany player. She sends it up the field. Cahalan is fouled 20 yards out from the goal. Riley's shot is in the chest of Maggio and she makes the save.
5:40 Tegas subs in for Schneck.
5:00 Siena needs to buckle down and close out the last five minutes. They have the better end of possession now.
2:00 Two minutes left and the Saints are keeping the ball in UAlbany's half.
00:53 Two UAlbany shots are blocked by Siena defenders.
00:00 Siena holds on for the 2-1 win