By Katie Faulkner @kfaulkner20
A second half goal from Jimmy Barrios wasn’t enough to lift St. Bonaventure (1-12-1, 0-3-0 A-10) over visiting Davidson (4-6-3, 1-3-0 A-10) on Wednesday at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex.
After 106 minutes of play, Davidson broke a 1-1 deadlock when a Bonnies foul set up a free kick for the Wildcats. Nathan Marder tapped the ball to Cort Coxhead, who blasted a shot to the lower right side of the net to seal the victory in double overtime.
Shane MacNamara scored his third goal of the year for the Wildcats from the top of the box in the 17th minute. However, the Bonnies would keep the deficit at just 1-0 heading into halftime.
While the Bonnies’ possession game continued to struggle, they began to string passes together in the second half and outshot the Wildcats 6-4.
Senior midfielder Jimmy Barrios put his team on his back during the 77th minute of action when he beat his defender and rifled a shot past Wildcats keeper Matt Pacifici for his first goal of the season.
Bonnies’ goalkeeper Bobby Diaz made five saves before he left with three minutes remaining in regulation with an injury. Freshman Luke Iacobellis took over in net and recorded one save.
After an evenly played overtime series, Davidson took advantage of the foul call to set up the game-winning shot.
With 20 total fouls and three yellow cards, Atlantic 10 games are proving to be more physical. The Bonnies must figure out how to play tough without fouling in order to limit their opponent’s opportunities.
St. Bonaventure will be back in action on Saturday, when they host UMass at 7 p.m.