Published: October 12, 2019
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Siena Men's Soccer (4-8, 1-3) went to double overtime for the first time in 2019 to try and break its losing skid, but could not do so against MAAC rival Marist (4-6, 1-2) Saturday evening at Tenney Stadium. The Saints fell, 2-1, to the Red Foxes for their third consecutive loss in conference play, taking their I-87 rivals to the wire in their longest match of the season thus far.
En-route to their first conference double-overtime appearance since October 14, 2017, the Saints came from behind to knot the contest at one goal apiece just before the half. Marist got on the board in the 38th minute by converting a penalty kick that was awarded following a foul inside the Saints' defensive box.
It only took four minutes and change for Siena to knot to match back up, with Matt Crisafulli doing the honors in the 43rd minute. The senior got in front of a service in the box from freshman Gylfi Gestsson and headed it past the Marist keeper for his first goal of the season.
The two squads then battled toward Siena's second overtime appearance of the year, with each attempting five shots in the second half. Marist fired three shot attempts in the first overtime period, but none were on-target.
The Red Foxes ended the match with their first MAAC victory of the year in the 107th minute of play, with Stefan Copetti out-running several Siena defenders and putting a ball past the keeper after receiving an outlet pass from Antek Sienkiel.
Sophomore Birgir Thorsteinsson steadied the Saints offensively with three shots in the loss, while goalkeeper Greg Monroe made three saves while spending the entirety of the match in-between-the-pipes.
Siena will now look to break off a three-game losing skid next Wednesday, when it begins a span of three of its next four and four of its final six matches of the year at home. The Saints will host Niagara at Hickey Field on Wednesday, October 16, with kickoff set for 3:00 p.m.