By Michael Hogan @Mike_Hogan42
The Bonnies found themselves in another nail biter early against Hartwick, until two late goals by the Hawks sunk them in a 3-1 defeat Saturday evening at Marra Athletics complex.
The Hawks were the first to draw blood as senior, Mark Berry, found the back of the net in the 17th minute off of a beautiful assist by teammate Harry Morton.
The Bonnies had a frustrating first half on the offensive side, as they squandered chances to score. One of those chances came in the 28th minute when an offside call neglected Nicola Bonso’s potential equalizer.
It took until the 62nd minute for the Bonnies to finally tie the game courtesy of Kosi Nwarfornso, who led the team with five shots.
Although the Bonnies were able to tie the game up, frustration continued. A few bad breaks led to two more Hawks goals, one of them came in the 68th minute when Jamie O’Grady found himself all alone putting the Hawks up 2-1.
The Hawks nailed the coffin shut in the 76th minute when Kane O’Neill was all alone and netted the goal and secured the victory for the Hawks improving their record to 3-3 and dropping the Bonnies to 3-3-1.
“In the second half we came in with more intensity.” said St. Bonaventure head coach Kwame Oduro. “We didn’t do ourselves any favors by giving up the second and third goals.”
After a difficult night, Oduro said that he’d like to see more discipline out of his team “I want to see more maturity on the field,” said Oduro. “We need to make better decisions with less stupidity.”
The Bonnies will hit the road as they take on Niagara Sept. 20th at 7 p.m.