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@BonniesMSoccer Opens Atlantic 10 Play at VCU Wednesday

@BonniesMSoccer Opens Atlantic 10 Play at VCU Wednesday

St. Bonaventure (1-9-1, 0-0-0 Atlantic 10) at VCU (2-6-2, 0-0-1 A-10)
Wednesday, Oct. 7 – 7 p.m.
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
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The St. Bonaventure men's soccer team opens Atlantic 10 play by traveling to VCU on Wednesday night. VCU began conference action with a tie at George Mason last Saturday.


The Bonnies were scoreless at halftime with Buffalo last Saturday night at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex, but a big second half from the Bulls put the game away in favor of the visitors, 6-0.

St. Bonaventure is the only Atlantic 10 team not to play a conference match yet as the rest of the A-10 got conference competition underway last Saturday. The Bonnies start A-10 action with a run of home games after Wednesday – after the trip to Richmond, SBU returns home for three straight conference contests – vs. La Salle (Saturday), Davidson (Oct. 14) and UMass (Oct. 17).


  • The Rams have won two games this year – defeating Hartford (2-0) and Jacksonville (3-0) in back-to-back games on Sept. 11 and 13. VCU also earned draws with Georgetown (2-2) on Sept. 17 and George Mason last Saturday.
  • VCU was picked to finish fourth in the A-10 Preseason Poll after finishing with a 4-1-3 conference record last year.
  • Defenders Dennis Castillo and Juan Fajardo were each named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason Team while Steven DalMolin and Ivan Sakou earned spots on the Preseason All-Rookie Team.
  • Sophomore Rafael Andrade Santos and junior Jason McGlothern are tied for the team lead with three goals apiece. Sophomore Pierre Gardan has seen the lion's share of time in net, starting eight matches with 26 saves and a 1.30 goals against average.

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