Freshman Carrie Krohn scored just 28 seconds into the first extra session as Siena Women's Soccer secured its first conference victory of the season with a key 1-0 triumph at Fairfield. Junior goalkeeper Taylor Doradomade six saves for the Saints which improved to a stellar 6-2-3 over their last 11 overtime matches.
Jayanna Monds, who hit a crossbar in the first half and had a shot cleared off the line in the second half, would not be denied a third time as she worked hard to set up the golden goal. The sophomore battled and kept alive a bouncing ball in the box, which Krohn corralled at the left post. The freshman then quickly fired a shot in off a defender as Siena (4-6-3, 1-1-2) earned a much needed victory to snap a seven-match winless streak (0-5-2) and get into the win column in MAAC play.
Both teams had their chances to get on the scoreboard throughout in what was a scoreless match through regulation. Fairfield (5-5-2, 0-2-2) held a 22-11 advantage in shots and a 9-5 margin in corners as the squads played their fourth overtime match in the past five meetings between the programs.
However, the Saints had the majority of the near misses. Stag defenders cleared a pair of potential goals off the line in addition to Monds' shot which drew iron. A Siena defender also stopped a Fairfield attempt from crossing over in a rare contest where the sides combined for three team saves.
Meanwhile Dorado did the rest as the Saints pulled out their second straight overtime victory on Lessing Field. The junior continued her hot streak in which she has now made 26 saves while surrendering just one goal over the past three matches. With another strong effort, Dorado continued to climb the program charts moving into second place all-time in goals against average (1.03), tied for third in shutouts (15), fourth in save percentage (.825), and tied for fourth in wins (23).
Aytana Muschajew made four saves for the slumping Stags which are winless over their past five matches (0-3-2).
Siena will look to build upon its first conference win when the Saints return to Loudonville to host Iona Saturday at 3 p.m.