St. Bonaventure Athletics Week In Review: September 19-25

St. Bonaventure Athletics Week In Review: September 19-25


Freshman Nick Masiello continued to impress as he finished first on the Bonnies for the third straight race, and 13th overall this past weekend at the Little 3 Invitational with a time of 28:14. Fellow freshman Steven Kibbe finished second on the team and one spot behind Masiello with a time of 28:37.  

The Brown and White will be back in action this Friday at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University.


The Bona women also were in action this past weekend at the Little 3 Invitational in Buffalo.  Freshman Hannah Robinson was one of three SBU runners to place in the top 10. Robinson finished first for the Bonnies and fifth overall with a time of 19:31. Fellow freshman Emily Steves placed two spots back of Robinson and seventh overall (19:51.) Rounding out the top 10 for the Bonnies was Sarah Mars. Mars, a freshman, finished third for St. Bonaventure and ninth overall nearly breaking the 20 minute mark with a time of 20:09.

Canisius swept the invitational, winning both the men’s and women’s races. SBU narrowly edged out Niagara for second place.  Next up will be the Paul Short Invitational on Friday hosted by Lehigh University.

The men’s team ended a two-game losing streak Wednesday at Cleveland State.  After falling behind 1-0 early in the first half, sophomore Brad Vanino tied the game just before the half on an assist from Daniel Iannacito. The score remained tied until James Reed scored in the 77th minute when Emmet O’Connor passed to Iannacito who then crossed to Reed for the eventual game-winning goal.

St. Bonaventure (4-5) will be back in action today against Ivy League foe Cornell (4-1-2). Game time is slated for 3:30 p.m. at McGraw-Jennings Field. 

Brad Vanino: Goal in the 42nd minute; second goal of the season.
James Reed: Winning goal in the 77th minute; fifth goal of the season.
Emmett O’Connor:  Assisted Reed’s Game-winning goal; five assists on the year.
Daniel Iannacito: Assisted both goals; three assists in seven games.


St. Bonaventure fell to Colgate at home Friday, 2-1. Junior Nicole Rosso scored in the 38th minute on a free kick to give SBU a 1-0 lead. It looked like the Bonnies scored their second goal of the game in the 44th minute on a corner kick from Hannah Lapp, but a foul was called, nixing the goal.

Colgate took advantage of the foul, tying the game up only 36 seconds later. The game remained tied into halftime. The Raiders scored the eventual winning goal in the 78th minute on a tally from Jillian Kinter.

SBU ends the non-conference docket with a 5-4-1 record and will begin Atlantic 10 competition this Friday by hosting George Washington in the first of five straight conference home games. Start time is set for 3 p.m.

Nicole Rosso: Scored the Bonnies only goal in the 38th minute; first of the year.
Shannon Van Riper: Assisted Rosso’s goal; first assist of the season.


The golf team traveled to Ithaca for the Cornell Invitational this past weekend. Senior Kevin Lewis and juniors Brian McKenna and Greg Horvath all shots two-round totals of 147 to pace the St. Bonaventure golf team as it finished the opening 36 holes of the Cornell Invitational tied for 4th place.

SBU ended the invite like it started, finishing in fourth place ahead of A-10 rival Fordham, and Little Three rival Canisius. The Bonnies shot a combined score of 893 (+29) for the weekend. Binghamton won the invitational shooting a team score of 871 (+7). Columbia finished second with a score of 874 (+10) and Delaware ended up third (+23).

The Brown and White will be back in action Oct. 3 for the John Telich, Sr. Cleveland State Invitational at the Canterbury Golf Course in Cleveland, Ohio.


After play was rained out on Friday at the UB Invitational hosted by the University at Buffalo, the St. Bonaventure men's tennis team took on Kennesaw State University Saturday.

The Bonnies claimed two singles victories from the Georgia school, as sophomore Elliot Fanshel and junior Oscar Yanez  picked up wins out of the "A Singles" and "C Singles" slots, respectively.

A Doubles: Simon Janik/Alex Toliver (KSU) d. Elliot Fanshel/Luis Guevara (SBU), 8-6
B Doubles: Oscar Yanez/Miguel Suarez (SBU) d. Gianni Kubin/Louis Theodor (KSU), 8-4
C Doubles: Ryan Spencer/Alex Pena (KSU) d. Trevor Haskell/Javier Ortiz (SBU), 8-2
D Doubles: Tyler Mills/Gokalp Ozdemir (KSU) d. Mihai Ene (SBU)/Mike Mucci (NU), 8-1

A Singles: Fanshel (SBU) def. Janik (KSU) 6-2, 6-4
B Singles: Theodor (KSU) def. Guevara (SBU) 6-7, 7-5, 1-0(4)
C Singles: Yanez (SBU) def. Mills (KSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
D Singles: Toliver (KSU) def. Suarez (SBU) 6-0, 6-1
E Singles: Kubin (KSU) def. Ortiz (SBU) 6-3, 6-4
F Singles: Pena (KSU) def. Haskell (SBU) 6-2, 6-0
G Singles: Spencer (KSU) def. Ene (SBU) 6-1, 6-0
H Singles: Ozdemir (KSU) def. Sarles (UB) 6-0, 6-1

St. Bonaventure will be back in action this Friday when it hosts the SBU Fall Classic.


Freshman Marissa Brossard, playing in the Eastern Championship final of the "B Singles" bracket on Sunday, lost to Massachusetts's Jessica Podlofsky as the St. Bonaventure women's tennis team completed its championship.

The Florida native was the lone Bonnie to remain in competition following the opening rounds of competition as she entered Sunday competing in the championship of the "B Singles" bracket.

Brossard fell in straight sets, 7-5; 6-3, to Podlofsky.

The women return to action on Oct. 16 when they battle Mercyhurst on Oct. 16. The match will represent the final home fall contest for the women.