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Saints Slow Down Maine

Published: September 15, 2019

LOUDONVILLE, NY – Amber Alfonzo scored and Taylor Dorado recorded her milestone 300th career save as Siena Women’s Soccer blanked Maine 1-0 at Siena Field. Dorado made three saves for the quickly improving Saints which ran their unbeaten streak to three following an 0-5 start.


Alfonzo netted her team-high third goal of the season, heading in a free kick from Brianna Montinard in the 23rd minute for the only score. Dorado and the defense did the rest as Siena (2-5-1) won its final non-conference home match of the fall to improve to 37-9-3 (.786) in such contests over the past dozen years.


Dorado joined Lisa Miceli '00 (609) and Maria Theodorou '96 (574) as the only goalkeepers in program history to reach 300 career saves. Dorado, who broke the program’s career shutout record last season, recorded her first clean sheet of 2019 and 21st overall.


The teams combined for just 12 shots in a defensive battle in which the Saints mostly controlled possession. Siena, which entered play allowing 15.4 shots per match, limited the red-hot Maine (4-2) offense to only five shots. The Black Bears had entered the afternoon having tallied eight goals during their four-match winning streak.


Fresh off wins vs. streaking Maine and ACC foe Seton Hall to go along with a hard fought tie vs. defending NEC Champion Central Connecticut, the Saints will look to build upon their momentum heading into the start of MAAC play next weekend. Siena kicks off conference action Saturday with a 1 p.m. showdown at rival Rider.


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