Ally Grunstein and Selena Salas each scored late first half goals as Quinnipiac rallied past Siena Women’s Soccer 2-1 in Hamden, Connecticut. Carrie Krohn scored for the Saints who wrapped up their 2019 season.
The teams combined for 25 shots and eight corners in a wide open first half, which saw Siena (4-11-4, 2-6-2) strike first. A shot in tight from Jayanna Monds was unable to be corralled by the keeper, as the sophomore Krohn knocked in the rebound for her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Meanwhile Monds was credited with her team-high fourth assist.
But Quinnipiac (9-7-1, 5-4-1) responded just three-and-a-half minutes later when Grunstein put home her own rebound in front. Salas then staked the Bobcats to the lead in the 37th minute, finishing a cross from Dani Zerbo.
Both overall shots (22-17) and corners (8-5) were in favor of Quinnipiac who had already secured a postseason berth prior to the match, and will be seeded fifth when they travel to No. 4 seed Marist for the MAAC Quarterfinals Sunday.
Taylor Dorado made 10 saves in her final collegiate performance in goal for the Saints, including a fantastic denial of a 75th minute penalty kick by Grunstein. Dorado departs as the program’s all-time leader in both goalkeeper matches played and starts (72), minutes played (6,678:07), and shutouts (21), while ranking second in wins (33) and third in saves (365).
Overall, the Siena Class of 2020 saw all five seniors serve as starters this season, while the group amassed 35 victories spanning their four years capped by a MAAC Championship Match appearance last fall.
The Saints now turn their sights to 2020 when the program is expected to return six starters and six of seven goal scorers from this season.