Siena Women’s Soccer posted its 21st consecutive victory over Saint Peter’s with a 4-0 shutout of the Peacocks in Jersey City. Meghan Riccardi, Ashleigh Sarafin, and Amber Alfonzo all tallied goals for the Saints which have outscored Saint Peter’s 84-8 during their impressive streak.
Reigning MAAC Goalkeeper of the Week Taylor Dorado needed to make just two saves for Siena (6-6-3, 3-1-2) which secured its third straight shutout victory. The Saints’ defense has allowed just one goal over the team’s first six conference matches spanning 580:26. The victory moved Dorado into third place in program history with 25 career wins in goal, and she became just the second keeper in school history with a sub-1.00 career goals against average (0.99) with another solid effort.
Riccardi opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a brilliant individual effort to net what would prove to be her third game-winning goal of the season and second straight. The senior captain possessed the ball while battling two defenders at the right corner of the box and lofted a tough angle shot into the top far corner.
Siena doubled its lead in the 31st minute on a laser from Sarafin. Senior captain Olivia Stegner won the header off a Saint Peter’s (2-10, 2-4) goal kick which she directed to Sarafin who turned, took a dribble, and blasted in from 30 yards out for the freshman’s second goal of the year.
The Saints then put it away with a pair more insurance goals just three-and-a-half minutes apart late in the second half. In the 78th minute, Sophia Dimkopoulos fed Jayanna Monds who one touched a pass to a cutting Alfonzo who buried her first score of the season. Siena capped the scoring in the 82nd minute when Deanna Lomino’s cross was accidentally kicked in by a Peacocks’ defender.
The Saints held a 14-6 advantage in shots and a 4-0 margin in corners in recording their highest scoring output of the season. Siena has now outscored its conference foes by a 6-1 margin over its first six MAAC contests, with Dorado posting a 0.16 goals against average and 41 saves for a .976 save percentage. The shutout was the junior goalkeeper’s fourth in her past five matches, and sixth overall this fall.
Victoria Scarratt made six saves for Saint Peter’s.
The surging Saints will look to push their win streak to four when they host rival Rider Saturday at 1 p.m.