ST. BONAVENTURE (1-3) vs. CANISIUS (1-3)
Tuesday, Sept. 17 – 7:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. – Marra Athletics Complex
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The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team returns home to the Marra Athletics Complex to host Little Three rival Canisius Tuesday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies last played Sunday where they dropped a close match to Hartford, 1-0, at the Marra Athletics Complex. The Hawks netted the only score in the 11th minute to take the win.
THE OPPONENT: CANISIUS
Canisius enters Tuesday's contest with an overall record of 1-3. Most recently, the Griffs traveled to the West Coast to take on Utah Valley, falling 4-3 in double overtime. Troy Brady leads Canisius with two goals and one assist on the season. Federico Mereto and Julis Schoner each have two assists on the season, leading the team. Canisius was picked to finish ninth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason poll.
LITTLE THREE RIVALS
St. Bonaventure, Canisius and Niagara make up the Little Three rivalry. Last spring, the Bonnies took home the Little Three Shield at the Marra Athletics Complex, defeating both the Griffs and the Purple Eagles. Head coach Kwame Oduro and assistant coach Ryan Arvin are each connected to the Little Three by more than just coaching the Bonnies. Oduro was a standout player at Niagara, helping the Purple Eagles to back-to-back MAAC Postseason Tournaments. Before coming to St. Bonaventure, Oduro served as the assistant coach at Canisius for four seasons. Arvin spent four years at Canisius as a goalkeeper where he started in 24 contests. He left the program holding three records including his 1.18 career goals against average, his 1.08 single-season goals against average (2013), and his four single-season shutouts tied the program record.
BONNIES VS. CANISIUS ALL-TIME
The Bonnies lead the all-time series over the Griffs 25-18-7. Canisius, however, has won the last eight matchups between the two sides, defeating the Bonnies 4-0 a season ago in Buffalo.
LACE UP FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER
During Tuesday's game, players and coaches from both St. Bonaventure and Canisius will wear yellow shoelaces in support of Lace UP 4 Pediatric Cancer. For information regarding Go For The Goal and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer click here.
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