Siena Soccer scoots past Saint Joseph’s at home
Added by Jacque Medina on September 19, 2013.
For having a team that is more than half-comprised of newcomers, Siena College’s men’s soccer program has had more than just marginal success with their team of youngins.
Following an annoyingly close loss to Bucknell last weekend, the Saints bounced back nicely this past Wednesday with a commanding 4-1 win over Saint Joseph’s Hawks.
The Saints began powerfully in the first half, scoring three goals in the first twelve minutes. All three of the game’s scorers, Matt Needham (who scored two goals, the final one to win the game), Alex Portela, and David Itoafa each recorded their first ever-collegiate points against Saint Joseph’s.
The speedy debut proved to be too much for the Hawks, who despite their lone goal in the 79th minute, could not stop the Saints’ powerful offense.
Additionally, Siena’s senior captain James Beeston had two assists during the game, and stands only one away from matching the soccer program’s all-time assist record of 25, set by Paul Laniewski in ’87.
The Saints will return to the field next Wednesday at 7pm for a crosstown clash against UAlbany.