March 5, 2011

Hot Start Leads Siena Past LIU

from press release

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena scored 12 unanswered goals, quickly erasing an early 1-0 deficit and trounced Long Island 16-9 this afternoon at Siena Turf Field. Juniors Kristin McMillan and Deirdre McQuillan led the offensive onslaught with four goals and five points apiece.

After Shakoya Smith put LIU (0-2) on top just 1:39 into the game, it would be all Siena (2-2) the rest of the way. McQuillan scored all four of her goals and McMillan added three of her four tallies during the Saints run of 12 straight scores.

Siena dominated from start to finish, out-shooting the Blackbirds 35-21 while winning 17 of the 27 draw controls. Caitlin Mikel contributed two goals and an assist while adding four draw controls and Maggie Deloria added a pair of tallies.

McMillan was solid all-around, adding team-highs of five draw controls, three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Eight Saints in total scored goals, as Michelle Andreo, Allie Primo, Katie Maguire and Kelly Perry also added tallies.

Kristin Concordia made nine saves in goal to earn the win.

Annie Kalata led LIU with four goals, while Smith added a pair.

The Saints go for their third win in a row Wednesday at Lehigh. Game time is 3:30 p.m. in Bethlehem, Pa.

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