Marra lifts Bona women over Richmond in OT

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By Hayden Robinson

The St. Bonaventure women’s soccer team won 2-1 in an overtime thriller against the Richmond Spiders on Sunday.

This puts the Bonnies at 5-8-1 on the season and also gives them their first conference win. 

The first score of the game came from Richmond’s Alyssa Walker in the 30th minute. 

The Bonnies would not capitalize on any scoring opportunities presented to them in the first half, leaving them trailing 1-0 at halftime.

While scoring was a problem for St. Bonaventure in the first half, the rest of the game would yield a different story. 

The second half is where the Bonnies would find the goal they needed.

Junior forward Isabelle LaBarbera put on a show for this goal with just over ten minutes left to play in the game. 

LaBarbera made a great dribble move past a defender and sent the shot. The ball bounced off of the crossbar and fall in the goal, tying the game 1-1. 

Both teams would push to find the back of the net in the final minutes, but at the end of regulation, the scoreboard still read 1-1. 

In overtime, it wouldn’t take long for the Bonnies to score. Senior midfielder Bella Marra beat the goalkeeper 29 seconds into the overtime period to end the game. 

“We had a really good week of practice,” SBU coach Steve Brdarski said. “We had good energy, and players were out there trying to do the things that we were asking of them. I think it’s super important for our group to train the way that we want to play.

“This is our first conference win, so that makes it extra special. Richmond is a real good team. Obviously, when you get into overtime, it’s a brutal way to lose a game but it’s an amazing way to win a game.” 

The Bonnies will look to keep their winning streak alive Thursday night when they play Rhode Island at home at 7 p.m. 

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Men’s soccer falls short to GW at home

Junior Francesco Caorsi juggles the ball during SBU’s loss against George Washington (Erin Lanahan/The Intrepid)

By Hayden Robinson

The St. Bonaventure men’s soccer team fell short in a 1-0 loss to George Washington on Wednesday night. This loss brings the Bonnies’ season record to 2-8.

The sun went down, the lights came on and both teams were ready to play for this evening game.

The first half of the game was nothing short of exciting. Both the Bonnies and Colonials would have many shots just miss the goal.

St. Bonaventure midfielder Isaac Boamah had one of his shots bounce off the goal post 11 minutes into the game.

It didn’t take long for the teams to get aggressive in their play. The Bonnies were given two yellow cards in the first half.

Both the Bonnies and Colonials were left scoreless at the end of the first half.

The second half would be a roller coaster ride to the finish. The Bonnies and Colonials got very physical in this half.

This physical play resulted in the Bonnies accumulating a total of six yellow cards in the game. The Colonials would only get one on the day.

No players would receive multiple yellow cards in the game, allowing them to continue to play.

Back and forth both the teams went until in the 73rd minute of the game, George Washington’s Tom Cooklin scored to put the Colonials up 1-0.

SBU will travel to Ohio on Saturday to take on the Dayton Flyers in an A10 matchup.

Their next home game is Oct. 19 against George Mason.

Women’s soccer falls to Dayton

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By Hayden Robinson

The St. Bonaventure women’s soccer team (4-7-1) lost 10 at home against Dayton (4-6-2) on Thursday night. 

The Dayton goal came when a header from Alexis Goins found the net in the 16th minute. 

This goal would be all Dayton needed, as neither team was able to score for the rest of the game. 

Bonnies midfielder Amber Achladis found a shot on goal in the 39th minute, but was saved by Dayton goalkeeper Carly Becker. 

Dayton generated many more opportunities than the Bonnies. Dayton would see a total of six shots on goal throughout the game, while St. Bonaventure only had one. 

One penalty card was pulled during the game. SBU’s Kacie Fillian drew a yellow card in the 38th minute.

This game would go down to the wire at the end of the second half.

In the last minute of the game, the Bonnies had a golden opportunity with a corner kick by forward Bella May. However, the shot was blocked, leaving time expired. 

Head coach Steve Brdarski spoke after the game about the team’s loss 

The first twenty minutes of the game, we just didn’t have enough energy and not enough pressure,” Brdarski said. “At the end of the day, the coaching staff didn’t do a good enough job getting ourselves prepared for the first twenty minutes of the game and in the end it comes down to that one play right there.” 

The Bonnies will look to improve their record on Sunday when they play at Saint Louis University. 

We have probably the toughest 72 hours we could have,” Brdarski said. “They’re the number one team in the conference right now. Playing them on the road doesn’t do us any justice and that’s going to be a tough game.” 

Brdarski also talked briefly about the week-long break the Bonnies have between their Sunday game against St. Louis and their game against Richmond. 

 We need the week,” he said. “We’ve been losing a lot of close games. Last Sunday, we were in North Carolina and then came home to play, and now we’re getting ready to jump on the road again to Saint Louis. That’s going to do its damage on us.” 

Brdarski said that injuries over the last three games has affected his team.

“What we need is a week to recover and be able to be ready for our next game,” he said.

Monday Motivations

By: Matt Stasiw

First year student?  Transfer?  Graduate student?  Whatever the case might be, adjusting into the college life can be a difficult task. If the first month was challenging, here are a few tips to gain more control comfort.

 

GET ORGANIZED

Handling a new schedule can be hard.  Even more so when trying to balance sports, clubs, and social time into the mix.

 

Utilizing a calendar, a planner, or even the note app on your phone can be dramatically helpful.

 

When dealing with assignments, try to check on things a week in advance.  Doing this task on a weekend is more beneficial.  Write down a specific day when there will be enough time to do work.  Be sure check them off as they are completed.

 

Writing down specific times when to eat, go to the library, or even to take a nap can be very improving as well.

 

Everyone’s schedule is very different, so being self-aware of the individualities will lead to success.

 

MAKE FRIENDS

No matter what year someone is in, everyone is trying to fit in somewhere.  Not only is it important to make these friends to feel comfortable, but it is important these friends match personal values.

 

Every time a step is taken outside the dorm, a new opportunity arises to meet someone new.  Be sure to take advantage of the possible connections that could be made.  Maybe that person could be a best friend for life or a future boss.

 

Don’t be the person to wait for friends to come to you.  It can be a hard time adjusting to college when you have no one to talk to.

 

CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF

Between homework, sleeping, and trying to fit in, it might be hard to find time to breath.  Be sure to use some time to think about emotional and physical health.

 

Be sure to find time to eat.  A lot of people don’t realize the importance a good meal can have on your energy and performance.  Waking up late for breakfast will of course happen but be sure to put some fuel in the body.

 

If needed, talk to someone about problems.  The school has numerous advisors and support systems available.  Reaching out when needed is an action that anyone can take advantage of.

 

Finally, take some alone time.  Do whatever is needed to get refocused, and to ask yourself how you are doing.  Other people can see a picture from the outside, but only the individual will know what is happening within.

 

CONCLUSION

 

Every person needs to get readjusted back to college.  Don’t think that you might be the only one having troubles.  No one is alone.  Take these tips into consideration to reduce the daily stress.

 

 

 

Bona men break dry spell against Canisius

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By Akim Hudson

Coming into Tuesday night’s matchup, the St. Bonaventure men’s soccer team carried a nineyear losing streak against the Canisius Golden Griffins. 

The Bonnies overcame that, however, as they defeated Canisius 3-0 at the Marra Athletics Complex. 

Missed opportunities and great defense were the motifs of the game early in the match.  

Both teams were fortunate enough to be presented scoring chances on numerous occasions, but both were plagued by overshooting and miscommunication. 

But a shift in momentum emerged as a red card was drawn on St. Bonaventure. 

Bonnies defender Jon Michael-Perkins was ejected from the match, and much of the crowd was appalled by the decision the official.  

Shortly after, St. Bonaventure’s Isaac Bomah broke the ice and scored the first goal of the match off of an assist from Jacob Dyck, at approximately the 1:02 mark.  

Being a man short, the Bonnies entered the second half of the match facing adversity, yet motivated. 

After a chippy start to the second half, a slight altercation on a corner kick resulted in Canisius’ Manuele Cavazzoli being handed a red card, and being ejected with approximately 26:47 left in the match. 

Then, with about 10:39 left in the match, Jacob Dyck found the back of the net off of an assist from Luca Nicastro to advance the Bonnies’ score to 2-0.  

Over the last 10:00, it seemed apparent that St. Bonaventure was on its way to finally breaking its losing streak against Canisius. 

If the second goal wasn’t enough assurance, within the last 3:00 of the match, Fredrik Hansen of St. Bonaventure put the nail in the coffin with a third, off an assist by Callum Beattie. 

The Bonnies had beat their rival for the first time in eight matches.     

Bona coach Kwame Oduro said it felt great to “finally beat” his former mentor, coach Dermot McGrane of Canisius.  

A somewhat unintentional birthday gift for Oduro added a subtle sweetness to this great victory.  

When asked what about the team’s expectations for this season, Oduro said that “every year we try to get into the playoffs.” 

The next Bona home game will be this Saturday versus VCU at the Marra Athletics Complex.  

Bona men fall short to Hartford

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By Hayden Robinson

The St. Bonaventure men’s soccer team fell short in a 1-0 loss to the Hartford Hawks on Sunday. his loss brings the Bonnies season record to 1-3. 

Hartford was the first to tally one on the scoreboard, as it scored its first goal in the 11th minute of the first half.  

The Bonnies had many opportunities to score throughout the first half, but none resulted in a goal.  

Junior midfielder Fredrik Hansen had a very good look in the 36thminute, but it was blocked on its way to the net.  

Hansen led the team with two shots in the game. Despite their lack of scoring, the Bonnies outshot the Hawks 7-3 in the first half.  

The second half would result in more of the same for the Bonnies. 

The Hawks would not let the Bonnies score, however, allowing just two shots throughout the second half. There were also some opportunities for Hartford to score, but the Bonnies defense made sure none of them would make it past the goalkeeper.  

The Bonnies accumulated nine shots on the day, outshooting the Hawks, who had six shots. 

The Bonnies have scored just two goals in their first four games of the season. Head coach Kwame Oduro talked about their inefficiency scoring after the game.  

“We have to just be a little more composed in front of goal,” he said. “We’ve got to keep being positive and hopefully the ball will start going into the net for us.” 

The Bonnies will be hosting Little Three rival Canisius on Sept. 17.  

In their preparation for their Tuesday game, coach Oduro said, “What we can do on Monday is just make sure we get the lactic acid out from our boys and then kind of walk through and get ready for Canisius which is another tough game.” 

The Bonnies will look to add a win to their record under the lights, as the game’s start time is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

“Hollywood’s Bleeding” has new twists that will excite listeners

By: Matthew Stasiw

Post Malone’s new album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, brings an exciting-new mix to the table, and reveals more about his lifestyle than ever before.

The album has been long awaited by fans and critics alike.  With the teaser songs of “Wow.”, “Sunflower”, “Goodbyes”, and “Circles” sparking interest in what was to come next, Post Malone delivered. The new songs on the album bring back everything fans were craving to hear.

It’s obvious Post Malone incorporated a new vibe into this album.  When listening to the songs, a higher focus in instrumental reinforcement and a classic OG feel makes every song a rock session. For example, “Take What You Want” proves Post can master any genre of music.  By featuring Ozzy Obourne and Travis Scott together, fans get the collaboration we never knew we needed.  A classic rock feel and sick guitar solo will have anyone jamming in the car.

“Staring At The Sun”, “Circles”, “Allergic”, and “Sunflower” takes the slower pace in just the right way to deliver a more classic pop vibe.  Post Malone’s roots of inspiration flourished throughout the album.

Fans might also find themselves respecting Post’s new attitude.  Through songs such as “Enemies”, “Saint-Tropez”, “I’m Gonna Be”, “Myself”, “Internet”, and “A Thousand Bad Times” Post seems to understand where he is in life.  Instead of dwelling in past depressions, like the songs of “I Fall Apart” and “Stay” in previous albums, Post throws the sadness behind him and is now looking forward.  Upon examining the lyrics, Post knows he can no longer deal with the drama in life.  He knows he is talented at what he does, and he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks about him.  It’s clear he had a fun time making this album, and he did it for himself.

When looking for songs to vibe to in the car with be sure to make “Enemies”, “Allergic”, “Circles”, “Take What You Want”, and “Staring At The Sun” the top five songs to add to any playlist.

What more can be said about this album?  Besides the fact that it’s a 12/10, nothing much.  Post Malone truly delivered with this new album, and he gave the fans what they were looking for.  Name one bad song by Post Malone.  Trick question, you can’t.

Filian’s two goals lead Bonnies over Merrimack

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By Hayden Robinson

On Sunday, the St. Bonaventure women’s soccer team defeated Merrimack at home, 2-1.

The Bonnies improved their season record to 4-4 and their home record to 3-0 with the win.

Kacie Filian led the way for the Bonnies with two goals.

It was a defensive battle throughout the first half. Both teams went back and forth down the field, each trying to find the weak point of the other. 

St. Bonaventure goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm led the game with nine saves, seven of them coming in the first half.

The second-half scoring started in the 69th minute of the game. 

After the Bonnies earned a corner kick, senior forward Bella May gave Filian, a sophomore mid, a perfect pass for her to find the back of the net. 

From there, all it took was seven minutes for the Bonnies to march back and score again, when Filian was on the receiving end of freshman defender Kenzie Tarmino’s assist. 

Merrimack would soon follow with a goal of their own in the 80th minute by Katelyn Richardson. 

Merrimack continued to try and fight their way back into the game, but the Bonnies defense held onto the lead till the final buzzer.

Head coach Steve Brdarski spoke after the game about his team’s win. 

“At the end of the day, we were able to come back and come after them and do the things we needed to do,” Brdarski said. “We’re 3-0 this year at home. I don’t know if we’ve ever done that in my seven years here, so I think it’s important to say that.”  

Brdarski said that at halftime, talking about some of the things that they did and didn’t accomplish in the first half fueled the win.

“We didn’t come out the first 45 minutes with the effort we’ve played in the last two or three games,” Brdarski said. “We challenged them to give more work, more effort, be better on the ball and then to be a little bit gritty. I think we got that grit.”

Filian’s two goals in the game were also her first of the season. 

When asked what was working for her during the game, she said, “We had some in the first half that we didn’t finish so I knew we had to get on the end of them.

“Our defense held us together and it was nice to finally be able repay for them for all the hard work they have been doing in the backline.”

The Bonnies will look to improve to above .500 on Sept. 22 when they travel to Fordham to take on the Rams.