The Saints did something they hadn’t done since Sept. 30, 2007 Friday night. Unfortunately, that something was a September loss. Siena saw its 24-game unbeaten streak in the month halted as the Saints fell 4-1 at Delaware.
Siena (2-1) had gone 22-0-2 over the past four September’s with their last loss of this sort being a 1-0 defeat at Long Island in 2007. The setback also snapped a 17-game regular season non-conference winning streak and an 11-game non-conference road winning streak.
Despite the defeat, it was still quite an outstanding accomplishment for the Saints’ seniors which had been a part of all of those amazing streaks.
Delaware (2-3-1) controlled the tempo throughout, out-shooting the Saints 20-5 while holding a 9-3 edge in corners.
The Blue Hens took an early 1-0 lead on the first of two goals from Amy Pickard. Despite taking the early advantage, the Saints battled back to tie things up late in the first half.
In the 43rd minute Katie Zambrano netted her first collegiate goal as the freshman was able to finish off a scramble in the box. Kaitlyn Sharo and Taylor D’Alfonso were credited with the assists.
But Delaware dominated the second half, out-shooting Siena 13-2 and took the lead back for good in the 55th minute on a Chelsea Duffy goal. The Blue Hens would tack on two more insurance goals late to secure the win.
The Saints will look to bounce back Sunday when they welcome Binghamton to Siena Field for a 1 p.m. kickoff.