Loudonville, N.Y. - Senior Allison Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y.) scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Holy Cross women's soccer team defeated Siena, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon in Loudonville, N.Y. The Crusaders win their second straight game and improve to 2-2, while the Saints fall to 1-1.
Siena got on the board first when Kristen Turner scored at the 6:35 mark, off an assist from Susie Blaisdell. Junior Lauren Pereira (Ludlow, Mass.) tied the game when she scored her second goal of the season at the 13:26 mark with an assist to junior Natalie Gebo (Ludlow, Mass.).
Five minutes into the second half junior Kristen Locke (Martinsville, N.J.) scored her first collegiate goal when she beat charging Siena goalie Carey Winkler for the loose ball and then placed it into the empty net. Junior Meredith Davis (Worcester, Mass.) registered her second assist on the season. Turner scored her second goal of the game at the 74:57 mark to help send the game into overtime. Hayes clinched the victory in overtime for the Crusaders when she scored her second goal of the season at the 97:53 mark off an assist from sophomore Alison Peters (Bolton, Mass.).
Sophomore goalie Cashel Scanlon (Bethesda, Md.) made three saves in the first half, while sophomore goalie Jessica Pietrowicz (Worcester, Mass.) stopped four shots in the second half. Carey Winkler made four saves for Siena.
The Crusaders return to action when they travel to Providence, R.I., to take on the Providence College Friars on Friday, September 9, at 4:00 p.m.