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Bonnies Come Up Short at Rival Canisius

Bonnies Come Up Short at Rival Canisius

Three Keys To The Game

  • St. Bonaventure had a 0.38 goals against average in games started by senior goalkeeper Luke Iacobellis and had not allowed more than two goals in a road game this season, but Canisius gave the Bona defense an uncharacteristically off night.
  • Canisius fired 21 shots on the night.
  • Isaac Boamah, Fredrik Hansen and Kosi Nwafornso had clean chances on net to try and get the Bonnies on the board.

BUFFALO – The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team fell to Little Three rival Canisius, 4-0, Saturday on the road. The Bonnies fall to 3-3-1 on the year.

Canisius (2-3-1) grabbed the early lead, 1-0, on a goal from Filippo Tamburini on the left side of the box in the 19th minute, grabbing the momentum.

Fredrik Hansen had a quality look for an equalizer in front of net off a free kick in the 23rd minute, but put the header just over the crossbar.  

Canisius added an insurance goal following a penalty inside the box in the 47th minute. Melvin Blair stepped up and successfully converted the penalty shot.

In the 60th minute, Iacobellis was called on again to make a highlight play, this time diving to his left to make the stop. Off of that, The Bonnies moved the ball up the field where Kosi Nwafornso found the foot of Hansen for a clean shot on net, but the Canisius goalkeeper was there to make the save.

Troy Brady made the score 3-0 on a goal in the 74th minute for the Golden Griffs. Canisius added another score just moments later in the 76th minute from Hunter Walsh, making the score 4-0.

Nwafornso had five shots to lead the Bonnies, while Iacobellis made four saves in net.

The Bonnies are off until next Saturday, Sept. 29 when they open Atlantic 10 play on the road at UMass. That game is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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