LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Junior midfielder Michele Tremblay recorded her first collegiate multi-goal performance and classmate Madison Vasquez added three points as Siena Women’s Soccer doubled up LIU Brooklyn 4-2 at Siena Field. The Saints erupted for three goals spanning just 8:44 midway through the second half to end non-conference play on a high note.
Siena’s offense came to life as the Saints registered 25 shots and won eight corners in ending the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 2-3-3 record. Siena, which entered play having scored just four goals total over their first seven matches of 2016, doubled their season tally en route to defeating LIU Brooklyn (0-6) for the third consecutive season.
The Saints peppered the Blackbirds’ goal with 13 first half shots, but three saves from Aline Allman and another shot off the post kept the match scoreless until the 29th minute. Tremblay finally broke the stalemate when Vasquez flicked on a pass to her off a feed from senior captain Tara Sobierajski. The assist was the 17th of Sobierajski’s career, moving her into a three-way tie for fifth in the program history.
Tremblay added to Siena’s lead – and opened a wild flurry which featured four combined goals between the teams over just 8:44 – when she put home her second of the afternoon in the 54th minute. Junior midfielder Kelsey Horst and sophomore midfielder Gabby Albano picked up assists on the score.
Just five minutes later, the Saints took a commanding 3-0 advantage. Siena got several good looks off a corner kick off a wild scramble in front, before freshman back Hanna Longendyke finished what would prove to be the match-winning score. Sophomore forward Meghan Riccardi and senior captain Kristen Connors earned assists on the decisive tally.
LIU Brooklyn got on the board just two minutes later on a Marian Awad goal, but two minutes thereafter Vasquez finished her second penalty kick of the weekend to put the match away. The Blackbirds’ Tori Shinkowitz accounted for the final score of the match in the 84th minute.
Freshman goalkeeper Taylor Dorado made two saves to earn her first collegiate win for Siena, while her counterpart Allman stopped nine saves during a busy afternoon in goal.
The Saints return to action – and begin their MAAC Championship defense – when they host Iona for the conference lid-lifter at Siena Field Saturday at 1 p.m.