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Women's Soccer and Siena Play to a Draw

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 10/21/2011
Sophomore Adrianna Suk
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Each team was able to score a goal apiece as the Canisius College women's soccer team played MAAC foe Siena to a 1-1 draw on Friday afternoon at Siena Turf Field. Sophomore back Adrianna Suk scored her first career goal with a helper coming from senior forward Kelly Reinwald, who recorded her 103rd career point to tie former Griff Kris Moller as the program's all-time point leader.

"Overall, I was pleased with our effort today. We played a good second half but we are still searching for goals," said Canisius head coach Jim Wendling.

After more than 79 scoreless minutes, Siena (7-6-2, 2-3-2 MAAC) struck first as senior forward Ashleigh Barone tallied her team leading ninth goal of the season off a pass set up by senior midfielder Lindsay Tegas to give the Saints the 1-0 lead.

The Golden Griffins (8-6-2, 3-2-1 MAAC) quickly erased the Saints lead in the 84th minute. Following the Saints grabbing hold of the 1-0 advantage, Canisius began attacking the Siena end. Looking for the equalizer, sophomore forward Brianna Smith fired a shot on net, which was blocked out across the endline giving the Golden Griffins a corner kick.

On the corner kick, Reinwald launched a high ball towards the Siena goal with Suk getting into position to head the ball home inside the far post for her first career goal to knot the contest at 1-1. Reinwald's assist was her ninth of the season and 33rd of her career.

"Depsite giving up the go-ahead goal with 11 minutes remaining, we did not give up, which is a good sign for us as a team," said Wendling. "It shows the fight in this team."

Reinwald came close to ending the contest for the second consecutive year in the opening extra period as Siena goalkeeper Taylor Booth stopped Reinwald's header in the 106th minute.

In the final eight seconds, the Saints recorded the game's final shot on net off a free kick on a Canisius foul, which would sail high over the Griffs' net.

Despite the 1-1 draw, the Saints outshot the Golden Griffins, 29-10. In the extra time, the Saints held a 10-1 shot advantage over the Griffs. Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Tock made her second start of the season, recording eight saves to tie her previous career game-high.

With only three games remaining in the regular season, the Golden Griffins will play their final road contest of the season against conference opponent Marist on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Notes: The Griffs snap a two-game skid in conference play with a tie... The last two outings between these two teams have forced extra time with the Griffs victorious, 3-2, over the 25th nationally-ranked Saints on Oct. 15, 2010 ... Today's tie marked the first draw against the Griffs and Saints in program history... The Griffs move to 9-13-1 versus the Saints.

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