Deloria, Croutier Lead Saints Past Detroit in Home Opener

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Senior captain Maggie Deloria and freshman Sarah Croutier posted career-highs with six points apiece as Siena won its home opener 13-7 over Detroit. Junior Kaitlyn Angerman added a hat trick accounting for her first three career goals.

Detroit (0-2) scored the first three goals, as Siena (1-1) was plagued by early turnovers in getting off to a sluggish start. But the Saints responded with the next three goals and ultimately took a 5-4 lead at the break.

Siena would go on to score five unanswered goals to take an 8-4 lead, holding the Titans scoreless for nearly 19 minutes and never trailed again.

Deloria finished with four goals including the game-winner, while Croutier catalyzed the Siena offense with five assists. Alyssa Treanor added three points and Lauren Smith tallied a pair of goals for the Saints which out-shot Detroit 34-22.

Sophomore transfer Julia Sirianni was once again dominant on the draw winning nine draw controls, giving her 16 in the first two games. Overall, Siena held a decisive 14-8 edge in draw controls.

Sophomore goalie Danielle DeLisio made 10 saves and picked up a team-high five groundballs in earning her first collegiate win.

Zaynib Hamze led Detroit with two goals and an assist, while picking up four groundballs and causing three turnovers. Lexie McCormick kept the Titans close for awhile making 15 saves in goal and added six groundballs.

The Saints return to the turf Wednesday when they host Vermont at 3:00 p.m.

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (2/22/2013) -- Senior Zaynib Hamze (Dublin, Calif./Dublin) had two goals and an assist in Friday's afternoon match-up at Siena, but University of Detroit Mercy fell by a 13-7 score to the Saints.

Siena (1-1) had a 5-4 lead heading into halftime before scoring eight goals in the second half to hold on to the 13-7 decision.

“We came out strong in the first half and really played well early taking the lead,” said UDM women's lacrosse head coach Laura Maness. “We weren't able to hold on even though we forced them into a lot of turnovers, but then we would give it right back so we still have a few more things we need to work on.”

Megan Callahan (Lake Worth Fla./Park Vista) put the Titans (0-2) on the board first with a free position goal just 1:39 into the game. Kylie Birney (Plymouth, Mich./Ladywood) added the first of her young career taking a pass from Erin Campbell (Orangeville, Ont./Orangeville) to put Detroit up 2-0 with 26:54 to go in the opening half. Hamze continued the Titan scoring with her first of the season taking a pass from Tessa Keuler Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City) to make it 3-0 Detroit, forcing a Saints timeout to regroup.

Right after the timeout, the Saints scored to cut the lead to 3-1, and they would add two more goals and tie the game before Keuler netted her first of the day and third of the year with a free position goal at the 10:01 mark of the opening frame. With the score 4-3, the Saints added another with 1:10 to go before the regaining the lead, 5-4, with 25.7 seconds remaining in the half.

UDM goalie Lexie McCormick (Peterborough, Ont./St. Peters) made eight saves in the opening half, including the first two shots she saw of the game with both of those first two chances on point-blank opportunities. Detroit also forced 11 Siena turnovers and cleared eight of 10 opportunities.

The second half saw Siena come out with three straight goals holding Detroit without a goal for a span of 18:57 before Hamze tallied her second of the day with 21:04 to go in regulation.

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