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Saints Fall to No.13 Spring Arbor

Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Courtesy of Mike Dickie

SPRING ARBOR, MICH. -- The Siena Heights men's soccer team took a tough loss on Wednesday night to Spring Arbor after a final score of 4-0. Justin Gray (Senior, Fraser, Mich.) recorded two shots, one of which was on goal in the losing effort.


Final Score: Spring Arbor 4, Siena Heights 0

Location: Spring Arbor, Mich. (Cougar Soccer Complex)

Records: Spring Arbor (5-1-1), Siena Heights (3-4)


The Cougars came out on their toes as Cole Russell netted a ball from Jacob Crull to give them a 1-0 lead in the 4:27 minute. The rest of the half would see no action as neither team was able to capitalize on their chances and Spring Arbor would head to the locker room with the lead. The Cougars edged the Saints seven to three in shots and five to zero on corner kicks in the first half.

Spring Arbor would dominate in the second half adding three goals to the board. Crull scored in the 54:38 minute of play. Brian D'Ascenzo scored off an assist from Crull in the 61:24 minute. James Hansen scored off an assist from Ben Besteman in the 69:58 minute of play. Jacob Wojciechowski (L, 0-1) (Freshman, Livonia, Mich.) would then come in for the Saints to relieve Leo Hisamatsu (Senior, Osaka, Japan) in goal. The final push for SHU to put themselves on the board came up short and would secure the Cougars a shut out win. Spring Arbor edged the Saints four shots to one and five to zero on corner kicks in the second half.


• Gray had a shot on goal.

Caleb Crawford (Freshman, Amherst, New York) recorded a shot on goal.

• Hisamatsu made three saves in the 78:44 minutes he played.


• Crull, Russell, D'Ascenzo, and Hansen each had a goal.

• Crull and Besteman each had an assist.

• Christopher Banfi (W, 4-1) had two saves between the pipes for the Cougars.


The Saints open WHAC play against Cleary on Saturday, September 28th. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. EDT