LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Soccer kicks off the program's 26th season of MAAC competition when the Saints host conference rival Fairfield in the league opener at 1 p.m. at Siena Field. The match will be webstreamed online in HD exclusively at SienaAllAccess.com.
Today's match marks the first of three Siena All-Access regular season broadcasts for the Saints this fall. Future broadcasts are set for Oct. 4 vs. Marist and Oct. 7 vs. Saint Peter's. Individual matches can be watched online in HD for $7.95, and can be viewed by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the release.
In addition to streaming game broadcasts online, Siena remains one of the few schools in the country to stream live sporting events directly to your smart phone. Viewers can catch all the action on their iOS (Apple) devices as well as those that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater (Android devices) in addition to their laptops, desktops and tablets.
Features to the Siena All-Access platform include live stats and ticker updates with important game information and twitter updates. Additionally, all games are archived upon their conclusion and can viewed at any time through the on-demand feature.
Siena will be celebrating the Inaugural Thomas Ducharme Recognition at today's match. The event serves as a special recognition match and fundraiser started in memory of senior captain Michele Tremblay’s late uncle Thomas Ducharme. A special pre-match ceremony will be held just prior to kickoff, and the Saints will be selling special t-shirts throughout the game in memory of Ducharme for a suggested donation of $20. All proceeds from the t-shirts will be donated in Ducharme’s memory to the TOPSoccer Program.
Siena wrapped up non-conference play with a winning record of 4-3. The Saints were projected to finish fourth according to this year's MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, while Fairfield was predicted to finish eighth. The Stags went 2-4 in non-conference action.
Fairfield leads the all-time series between the programs, 17-7-4. Kristen Connors scored twice in last season's matchup - including the game-winning golden goal in the 98th minute of the first overtime - to propel the Saints to a 2-1 victory in Connecticut.