LEWISTON, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team fell to Little Three rival Niagara, 3-1, Tuesday evening on the road.
Niagara (2-6-0) jumped out to an early lead when Rodrigo Almeida found the back of the net in the 18th minute, giving the Purple Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Junior Shea Currey found the ball at his feet off a rebound from his own corner kick and was able to notch his first goal of the season in the 25th minute, tying the game at 1-1.
Just moments later, however, Niagara was able to re-take the lead, 2-1, thanks to Luca Pocheco's goal in the 29th minute.
Dylan Avila added an insurance goal for Niagara in the 35th minute, giving the Purple Eagles a 3-1 edge.
The Bonnies (2-5-0) had their chances to score and close the gap in the second half but the Niagara defense stood stout. In the 50th minute, Fredrik Hansen had a clean look at the net but pushed his shot just wide.
Currey had another chance to score in the 67th minute but had his shot caught by the goalkeeper. In the 73rd minute, Currey whipped in a corner, finding the foot of Julius Stefansson but the sophomore defender hit it just over the crossbar.
The Bonnies outshot the Purple Eagles 14-12 on the night. Currey had three shots on the night while Francesco Caorsi and Luca Nicastro had two shots each. Goalkeeper Trevor Wilson made three saves in net.
The Brown and White are back in action with another Atlantic 10 matchup Saturday, Sept. 28 on the road at Fordham.