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Siena Men’s Soccer Blanked at Fairfield

Published: October 26, 2019

FAIRFIELD, CT – Siena Men’s Soccer (5-10, 2-5) took to the road Saturday evening, conceding a 3-0 decision to MAAC rival Fairfield (4-6-4, 2-3-2) at Lessing Field in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Having now been defeated in its last two regular season road matches and its last three road bouts, the Saints let up the first goal of the night just before the half, with Fairfield’s Marcus Nordgard scoring off a corner kick in the 44th minute.

The Stags wasted no time adding an insurance goal to begin the second half, with Matt McGlinchey connecting on a penalty kick just 35 seconds into the final period. Nevertheless, the foul would prove to be the only such committed for the Saints in the second half, with Fairfield out-fouling Siena, 12-1 and the teams combining for four yellow cards and a red card.

The Stags gave the game its final score of 3-0 in the 73rd minute of play, with Jonathan Filipe scoring from the left side following a pass from the center box.

Fairfield held a 22-9 advantage in shots during the match, with senior Conor McGlynn leading the Saints offensively with four attempts, including three on-goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Greg Monroe made a season-high nine saves during 83 minutes in-between-the-pipes, while Winston Bennett came in for the final seven minutes of play.

Siena will return home next Wednesday for more league action, hosting Quinnipiac at Hickey Field on October 30 at 3:00 p.m.

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