Niagara Rallies to Win One-Goal Battle with Siena

Brittany Delano scored the game-winning goal with 8:05 remaining as Niagara rallied past Siena 9-8 in Western New York. Sophomore goalie Ashley Holdridge tied a career-high with 11 saves in making her first start of the year for the Saints.

Siena (3-11, 1-4) scored three straight goals to break a 3-all tie and ultimately took a 6-4 lead at the half. But the Saints offense sputtered in the second half, mustering just two goals on only seven shots.

Niagara (6-7, 2-3), which outshot the Saints 28-15, slowly chipped away. Holdridge helped Siena maintain the lead for a good chunk of the second half, but Carrie-Jo Farrugia tied things up with 10:32 left and Delano scored the decisive goal just over two minutes later.

Julia Sirianni and Lauren Smith scored two goals apiece for the Saints and Sirianni added six draw controls. Erin Mossop contributed a goal and an assist.

Farrugia led all scorers with five points (four goals) for Niagara which earned its first win over the Saints in five years.

The Saints return to the Capital Region to host Quinnipiac Saturday at 1:00 p.m. It marks the Saints' annual Senior Day game and at 12:45 p.m. the six-member senior class will be honored.

2014-04-16



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