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Men's Soccer Travels To Siena For Saturday Afternoon Contest

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: October 26, 2012
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Courtesy: Marist Athletics
The Marist men's soccer (5-9-1, 1-5 MAAC) will make the short trip north to rival Siena (9-6, 5-1 MAAC) in the team's lone game of the weekend on Saturday afternoon. Opening kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT:

Marist is coming off a very rough overtime loss at the hands of Niagara.  The game was scoreless until the 89th minute when two goals were scored within 29 seconds.  The Purple Eagles, who came in with only one loss on the season, then put in another goal in overtime for the win. The offense came from senior Josh Faga who put in his first career goal off of a corner kick from fellow senior Stephan Brossard.  The Red Foxes outshot Niagara 16-11 on the game, with both teams having 6 shots on goal. 

LAST MEETING:

In last year's meeting with the Saints, the Red Foxes were able to pull out a late goal from Stephan Brossard to earn the 1-0 win.  Marist outshot Siena 14-9 with both teams getting six shots on goal.  Steve Skonieczny backed a strong defensive performance by the Red Foxes, in one of the team's five shutouts on the year. 

SCOUTING SIENA:

Siena comes in with a 9-7 overall record, while boasting a record of 5-1 in league play which is good enough for a tie of first place. The Saints come into Saturday as winners of five of their last six games, including three via the way of shutouts.  In goal, the Saints are backstopped by Damian Liesemann who has a 1.35 GAA and three shutouts.  Offensively, Siena is led by Sindre Ek who has registered 26 points on the year, which includes 11 goals. Daniel Alderstad has also helped out on offense netting 2 goals and 5 assists.  The Saints are a strong second half team, tallying up more shots and goals in the second half of games. 

MARIST vs. the NATION:

Through 16 games, two Red Foxes are ranked amongst the nation's best ...

Stephan Brossard:

#45 in Total Points - 19

#58 in Total Goals - 7

#61 in Total Assists - 5

Anthony Sokalski:

#41 in Total Saves - 63