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Bonnies Travel to George Washington, Host Saint Louis This Week

Bonnies Travel to George Washington, Host Saint Louis This Week

ST. BONAVENTURE (5-4-1, 2-1-0) at GEORGE WASHINGTON (4-5-1, 0-2-0)
Wednesday, Oct. 10 – 2:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C. – GW Soccer Field
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ST. BONAVENTURE vs. SAINT LOUIS (4-2-4, 1-1-1)
Saturday, Oct. 13 – 7:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. – Marra Athletics Complex
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The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team is set for a pair of Atlantic 10 matchups this week at George Washington and at home against Saint Louis. The Bonnies travel to the nation's capital for a mid-week contest against George Washington at 2:00 p.m. Bona then returns home Saturday for a game against Saint Louis at 7:00 p.m.

The Bonnies are currently tied for second place with six points in the Atlantic 10 standings. VCU sits in first place with nine points while Davidson and Rhode Island each have six points as well. The Atlantic 10 schedule is only eight games long, making every point critical.

The Bonnies went 1-1 last week in Atlantic 10 play defeating Dayton, 1-0, Wednesday night, but falling to Rhode Island, 3-1, Saturday at home. Nicola Bonso's first goal of the season in the 38th sent the Bonnies home winners on Wednesday. Kosi Nwafornso notched his sixth goal of the season Saturday for the Bonnies, but it was not enough as the Rams were victorious, 3-1.

Seniors Kosi Nwafornso and Luke Iacobellis have been among the A-10 leaders the whole season. Nwafornso is tied for the A-10 lead with three penalty kicks and is second with six goals. The Abuja, Nigeria native is also sixth in the A-10 with 13 total points. Iacobellis ranks second in the Atlantic 10 with 4.11 saves per game and third in the A-10 with a .787 save percentage. The senior goalkeeper is also tied for first with five shutouts.

The Colonials enter Wednesday with an overall record of 4-5-1 and a 0-2 mark in Atlantic 10 play. George Washington was picked to finish seventh in this year's Atlantic 10 preseason rankings. Oscar Haynes Brown leads GW with nine goals and two assists for a total of 20 points. Joshua Yurasits and Drini Redzepi both have four assists for the Colonials.

The Bonnies and the Colonials have met 25 times since 1987. GW leads the all-time series 13-10-2, but the Bonnies have won the last two meetings. In their previous meeting in 2016, the Brown and White edged out the Colonials, 1-0. The Bonnies also won the 2015 matchup by a score of 2-1.

Saint Louis enters the week 4-2-4 overall and 1-1-1 in the Atlantic 10. The Billikens were chosen to finish sixth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll. SLU is 1-0-1 against Top 25 opponents this season, opening the season with a 1-1 draw at No. 17 Notre Dame Aug. 24 and then a 3-0 upset over No. 23 Tulsa on Sept. 11. Leo Novaes leads the Billikens with five goals and four assists for a total of 14 points. John Klein and Anthony Brown also have double digit points pacing the Saint Louis scoring. Klein has five goals and one assist while Brown has four scores and two helpers.

The Billikens hold a 8-1-1 all-time record over St. Bonaventure. The last matchup between the two sides was in 2016 when Saint Louis defeated the Bonnies, 5-0.

The Bonnies are back in action Tuesday, Oct. 16 for a non-conference matchup on the road at Syracuse. That game is slated for 7:00 p.m. and will be shown on the ACC Network through Watch ESPN.

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