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Bicycle Bliss

Published: October 15, 2014

You won’t see too many golden goals more amazing then the one Cassy Landis scored. The junior striker bicycle kicked home the game-winner in the 91st minute of overtime as Siena Women’s Soccer picked up a pivotal 1-0 win at Canisius. 

It was a key victory for the Saints (6-5-5, 3-1-3) which took a big step closer to clinching one of six available berths in next month’s MAAC Championships. Surging Siena is now unbeaten in its last six matches (3-0-3) and 10 of its last 11 overall.

Having already posted a program record five ties and playing in its third straight overtime match and sixth in its last 11 contests, Siena was done settling for just one point.

Just 49 seconds into overtime, junior Michelle Yanniello crossed the ball from the right to the top right corner of the six-yard box to Landis who perfectly timed the bicycle kick which deflected off Canisius (4-12, 3-4) keeper Brigid St. Leger and into the net.

It was all senior captain Taylor Booth would need as she made three saves to post her 13th career shutout for the Saints, moving into a tie for third most in program history with Lisa Miceli ’00 and Maria Theodorou ’96.

Siena held edges in both shots (12-11) and corners (8-1). St. Leger made five saves for the Golden Griffins.

The Saints enjoy a week off before heading to Fairfield for a 7 p.m. kickoff next Wednesday night. 

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