DAYTON, Ohio – The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team battled Dayton to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening on the road.
Fredrik Hansen scored in the 52nd minute to tie the game in the second half, helping the Bonnies earn a point in the Atlantic 10 standings.
The Bonnies (3-2-1, 0-2-1 A-10) finally broke through when Callum Beattie found Hansen in the box and the junior midfielder connected on a shot that found the back of the net, tying the game 1-1.
The hosts seemed to have had the go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute but the Flyers were caught offside, taking the goal off the board.
Dayton(1-3-1, 1-1-1 A-10) had another good look on net in the 76th minute, but Sandhu made an acrobatic save diving to his right, keeping the contest all square.
Joshua Pulla had a pair of good looks on net late in the game. In the 86th minute, he was played a ball in behind the defense and he beat two defenders but was denied by the post. Moments later in the 88th minute, Luca Tiozzo played a ball into the box but Pulla's shot was pushed just left of the net.
Dayton grabbed momentum early Saturday evening when Jonas Fjeldberg netted the first score of the game in just the second minute.
During the first overtime period, Pulla once again found enough space for a shot but it sailed just high of the crossbar.
The Bonnies had a good chance on net in the 28th minute when Shea Currey stood over a free kick but his set piece was hit right at the Dayton goalkeeper, keeping the Bonnies off the board.
The Flyers had a chance to extend the lead with time winding down in the first half but Justyn Sandhu made a pair of saves to keep the Bona deficit at one heading to halftime.
After allowing the early goal, Sandhu was magnificent in net making a career-high nine saves on the night.
Luca Nicastro registered four shots in the contest while Hansen and Pulla finished with three apiece.
The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, March 27 on the road at Duquesne. That game is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.
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