By: Justin Myers
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (3-2-1) lose to St. Francis (Pa.) (4-3-0) 3-1 on a Wednesday night at Marra Athletics Field Complex.
Within the first 10 minutes of the first half the Bonnies had three chances to take the lead. Shots by Jon-Michael Perkins and Isaiah Wilson missed wide. Minutes later Kosi Nwafornso’s shot on target was saved. After a scoreless first-half where the Bonnies out shot St. Francis 7-5, it was relatively even between the teams.
In the beginning of the second half Issac Boamah was fouled in the box in the 52nd minute. That lead to Nwafornso scoring his fifth goal of the season from penalty spot giving the Bonnies 1-0 lead.
This lead didn’t last long, 56 seconds later the Red Flash tied it up 1-1 with a goal from center back Eddie Ganime.
A few minutes later the Red Flash took the lead when forward Gabriel Castro put one in the back of the net giving them a 2-1 lead.
The Bonnies had a chance to even things up but missed their opportunities with attacks from Boamah and another shot attempt by Wilson.
The Red Flash put the game away in the last minute with a breakaway goal by forward Ryan Berhorst.
Bonnies coach Kwame Oduro liked the team’s effort, but the team needs to finish their chances
“Both teams had good chances they capitalized on theirs and we didn’t” Oduro said.
To improve for their next game Oduro said they need to finish their chances when they get them.
“We have to learn when you’re up a goal how to play and to mentally stay switched on” Oduro said.
Bonaventure looks to bounce back as they travel to Canisius on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.