April 24, 2010

Siena Rallies to Stay Perfect in MAAC

from press release

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Ryan Duggan scored two goals and assisted on another to bring Siena back from a 7-4 deficit with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and Chris Roth tallied the game winner with 48 seconds left to seal the comeback victory over Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Maryland Saturday afternoon.

This is Siena's (9-4, 6-0) second win over an undefeated MAAC team in three days (defeated Marist 14-4 on Wednesday). The Saints are now the only perfect team in the conference with a 6-0 league record.

Duggan led the team with five points on three goals and two assists. His three points in the final six minutes of the game erased a three-goal deficit.

The Mount (8-4, 5-1) held an advantage in shots (34-30), ground balls (25-19) and faceoffs (12-of-16).

Siena goalie Brent Herbst out-dueled T.C. DiBartolo just enough. Herbst made 12 saves and allowed six goals (Bill Kelly allowed one goal while Herbst was serving a penalty in the third quarter) and DiBartolo made 10 saves and gave up eight goals.

DiBartolo won MAAC First Team last season while Herbst took Second Team honors. Herbst went on to win Most Outstanding Player in the MAAC Tournament and guide Siena to its first NCAA Tournament.

The Saints can clinch the MAAC Regular Season Title and its fourth straight 10-win season with a victory against Canisius on Wednesday. That game will be played in Buffalo at 3 p.m.


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