By Katie Faulkner @kfaulkner20
Visiting Canisius (3-3-1) tallied an early goal and controlled the remainder of the game as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over St. Bonaventure (1-7-0). This is not the outcome Bonnies coach Kwame Oduro was hoping for as he faced his former school, where he served as the assistant coach for four years.
Bonaventure goaltender Bobby Diaz’s voice echoed against the hills behind the Marra Athletics Field Complex as he attempted to rally his team, but Bonaventure came out flat. The Bonnies struggled to maintain possession and were consistently beat to 50/50 balls.
The Golden Griffins added their second score of the afternoon when Evan Walsh found the back of the net to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.
Nicolo Baudo extended the lead with his second goal of the day when a foul set up a free kick opportunity at the top of the box in the 62nd minute of action. The Bonnies’ wall separated, allowing the ball to squeeze through untouched.
The Bonnies were outshot 15-5 on the day. Kosi Nwafornso added two shots and Bobby Diaz made seven saves.
St. Bonaventure will head to Pennsylvania on Friday to take on St. Francis.