LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Women’s Soccer scored twice late in the second half to rally past Canisius 2-1 at Siena Field. With the victory, Steve Karbowski became the first head coach in MAAC Women’s Soccer history to reach 100 career regular season conference wins.
Darby D’Angelo (70’) and Jayanna Monds (77’) scored just six-and-a-half minutes apart within the final 20 minutes for Siena (3-6-3, 1-1-1) which is now unbeaten in six of its past seven matches, but earned an important first three points in conference action.
Margretta Dry scored for Canisius (6-4, 1-2) which had entered play winners of five of their previous six contests.
The Saints accounted for nine of the 10 first half shots taken by the teams, but it was the lone Golden Griffins’ tally which found the back of the net. Magdalen Canitia sent a long service in from the left which Shauna Lee tapped into the box to a cutting Dry who staked Canisius to a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute.
Chasing the tying goal late, Siena responded in a big way with clutch plays from D’Angelo. She knotted the score in the 71st minute, finishing a cross from Katrina Kurtz which was initiated by Emily McNelis. D’Angelo then served in the decisive corner kick in the 77th minute which Deanna Lomino headed down and Monds deflected in for the winning score.
D’Angelo finished with a match-high three points while Taylor Dorado needed to make just one save for the Saints which improved to 8-1-1 over their last 10 matchups with the Golden Griffins.
Siena held commanding overall advantages in both shots (18-5) and corners (7-1). Alana Rossi made eight saves for Canisius.
The all-time winningest coach in MAAC Regular Season history with his milestone 100th triumph, Karbowski now sits two victories ahead of Niagara’s Peter Veltri for the conference lead. Both head coaches are currently in their 21st seasons at their respective institutions.
The Saints head back on the road for the only time during a five-match stretch when they travel to Iona for a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday.