LOUDONVILLE — Nicole McNeely and Mary Soures each scored four goals, as the Siena women’s lacrosse team picked up a 13-12 MAAC win Friday against Monmouth.
Siena never led by more than four goals in its senior-day contest at Hickey Field, but the Saints led for all of the final 54:55 after McNeely’s first goal of the game. A second goal of the game from Annie Brennan, a fifth-year senior, with 3:24 remaining in regulation put the Saints ahead 13-10, and Siena was able to hold off visiting Monmouth despite the Hawks pulling within 13-12 with 1:37 to go.
With her two goals, Brennan reached 100 for her career.
Kaitlyn Dowsett also scored two goals for Siena (7-2 MAAC, 8-2 overall), while Kerry Gerety had one. For Monmouth (7-3, 7-3), Nicole Ceraso registered three goals and four assists, and Hope Steuerwald added three goals.
On a five-game winning streak, Siena is in second place in the MAAC standings behind a Fairfield (8-1, 8-1) team the Saints beat earlier this season. Siena’s lone remaining regular-season game is a road matchup next Wednesday at Marist.
Halftime score: Siena led 7-5. Monmouth scoring: Ceraso 3-4, Bleck 2-1, Steuerwald 3-0, Turturro 2-0, Murphy 1-0, Mills 1-0. Siena scoring: Soures 4-0, McNeely 4-0, Dowsett 2-0, Brennan 2-0, Gerety 1-0. Goalies: Monmouth, Delliturri, 6 saves. Siena, Mervine, 3 saves.