Sophomore goalkeeper Kamryn Peffley recorded a brilliant, nine-save performance to record the shutout in her collegiate debut and lead Siena Women’s Soccer to a scoreless draw in its season-opener at New Hampshire. Junior midfielder Madison Vasquez and sophomore striker Lindsay Mulligan paced the offense in combining to attempt 10 shots for the defending MAAC Champions, which played to their second straight season-opening tie.
Both squads had numerous chances throughout to break through in an up-tempo affair, as UNH held a 17-13 advantage in shots while Siena harbored a 7-6 edge in corners. But the Wildcats couldn’t solve Peffley, and the Saints hit a pair of posts.
Siena controlled play in the first half, out-shooting New Hampshire 8-3. However, junior midfielder Michele Tremblay’s drive clanked off the iron in the seventh minute and UNH goalkeeper Mimi Borkan made three of her four saves in the stanza to keep the Saints off the board.
The Wildcats out-shot Siena by a combined 14-5 margin through the remainder of regulation and both overtime periods. But Peffley made seven of her saves after intermission, including several phenomenal sprawling stops.
Vasquez attempted six shots, while Mulligan recorded four attempts for Siena which remained unbeaten all-time against UNH (4-0-1). Gaby Dorsey and Sydney Griffin paced the Wildcats with four shots apiece, with Dorsey putting three of her markers on target.
The Saints conclude their season-opening weekend with a 2 p.m. kickoff Sunday at Lafayette in Easton, Pennsylvania.