April 14, 2013
Coming into the regular season finale against Villanova, the Siena Water Polo team knew exactly what they needed: a victory over the Wildcats by two more goals. But the Saints could not pull it off, as Villanova clinched the final spot in the MAAC Championships with an 11-10 overtime win against Siena.
In the finale, Siena (9-18, 3-10 MAAC) trailed by as many as three goals in the third quarter and by two with just under seven minutes to go.
The Wildcats (8-26, 5-8 MAAC) took advantage of a Siena ejection when Julia Penkal tied the game with 1:21 to go.
Siena would elect to go into overtime and tied the game with 2:43 to go in the second extra period after another score by Allen. But Villanova would tally the final to goals to secure a spot in Poughkeepsie for a shot at the MAAC title.
The finale was the second of the day for the Saints who lost 15-6 to Iona in the opener.
Allen added six goals on the final day, putting her season total to 74, just ten shy of breaking the all-time single season record. The 74 goals puts her third in that category and she also finishes the season in the top-five in shooting percentage.
Siena’s season ends with just nine wins, only the second time in the last six year that they did not reach double digits in wins.