The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team will hit the road when it travels to Little Three rival Niagara Wednesday night. The Bonnies will then travel to Marist Sunday afternoon for a pair of non-conference games.
Niagara's record currently sits at 1-6 so far this season. The Purple Eagles are coming off a 3-0 defeat to James Madison. Sophomore forward Asante Carroll leads the team with two goals and four points through the first seven games. Goalkeeper Joel Gerberich has made 20 saves for the Purple Eagles this season.
Marist goes into Sunday's matchup with a 3-4 record thus far. Freshman Alvin Gavilanes leads the Red Foxes in assists (6) and points (10), while he is tied for the team lead in goals with two. Marist is currently on a three game losing streak. Marist finished last season with an 11-7-1 last season.
LITTLE THREE RIVALRY
When the Bonnies and Niagara met last season, St. Bonaventure came out on top with a 1-0 win. Scoring the lone goal for the Bonnies was Jacob Dyke. Paul Afful led the way with five total shots in the game. St. Bonaventure leads the all-time series over Niagara 30-16-3 dating back to 1969.
EVERY SECOND, EVERY MINUTE (ALMOST)
Freshman Nicola Bonso has played close to every minute so far this season. An injury Saturday night forced him to miss less than a minute of game time, accounting for the only time he has not been on the pitch. Accumulating 681 minutes played, he joins goalkeeper Luke Iacobellis as the only member of the men's soccer team to play every minute this season.
With a 3-3-1 record the Bonnies are off to their best start since 2013, where they were 5-2 through the first seven games.
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