Saints upset unbeaten and top seed Cornerstone 2-1 to advance to NAIA Regional Tournament

The Siena Heights University women's soccer team handed Cornerstone its first loss of the season Saturday, downing the top seed 2-1 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament championship.

After finishing third in the regular season standings, the Saints knocked off both the #1 and #2 seeds en route to the title. It was Siena's first WHAC tournament title since 1999.

Kira VondenBenken got the Saints on the board only 16 minutes into the game off an assist from Christine Coleman. Siena Heights leading scorer Amanda Marinello netted the game-winner, 10 minutes before the halftime break off. It was her 12th goal of the season. The assist came from Kim Stoutenburg and Allison Septer. Senior Katharine Koch was in goal, stopping three shots on the day. 

With the win, the Saints move their overall record to 13-6-1, more than doubling last year's win total. They will return to action when they head to the NAIA Regionals on Friday, Nov. 3. The Saints will play against Indiana Wesleyan at Spring Arbor University.Game time is yet to be determined.

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Lucia Alfaro

Chemistry major, track and cross country, Adrian Campus

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Denise Washington

Bachelor & Master's degree graduate); adjunct instructor; Community Development Specialist, City of Battle Creek