The Siena men’s soccer team played tough Sunday afternoon in Hamden, Connecticut in the program’s first MAAC postseason appearance since 2016, keeping top-seeded Quinnipiac off the board until the final 15 minutes of the second half, but a David Bercedo goal in the 78th minute was enough to give Quinnipiac the 1-0 win in the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament.
Domen Bozic assisted on Bercedo’s winning goal for Quinnipiac (6-1 overall).
Siena kept the game deadlocked until late on the back of a huge performance from junior goalkeeper Greg Monroe. The Shenendehowa High School graduate made nine saves for the eighth-seeded Saints (2-5-1).
Quinnipiac dominated the run of play, with a 24-5 advantage in shots attempted and a 10-3 edge in corner kicks.
Halftime score: Tied 0-0. Siena scoring: None. Quinnipiac scoring: Bercedo 1-0, Bozic 0-1. Goalies: Siena, Monroe, 9 saves. Quinnipiac, Hadjigavriel, 2 saves.