Sept. 24, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - St. Bonaventure dropped its first game of the season as Oregon State topped the Bonnies, 2-1, in double overtime Friday night in opening-round action of the Diadora Classic.
Oregon State tied the game two minutes later when Matt Johnson put the Beavers on the board.
In the second overtime period, Oregon State's Brett Gardner put the game-winning goal past Bona senior keeper Sean Eyde in the 102nd minute.
Eyde recorded eight saves over the full 102 minutes of play, while Oregon State keeper Jason Mariner had four.
Sophomore forward Kevin Omokhua led the Bonnies with three shots as the Beavers outshot the Bonnies 20-11.
"We stuck toe-to-toe with a very good team with a lot of talent," said head coach Bill Brady. "The turn-out was great with about 800-1,000 fans...it was a fabulous college soccer game."
The loss dropped the Bonnies' record to 4-1-1 on the season. Oregon State improved to 4-4-1.
The Bonnies take on Gonzaga in the second day of action in the Diadora Classic on Sunday at noon.