Men’s soccer falls to Delaware, ties St. Bonaventure

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

After facing Delaware and St. Bonaventure in the opening games of the season, the men’s soccer team seeks to improve its 0-1-1 record. After being handed a 3-0 loss from Delaware in their opening match, the Bison fought back and tied St. Bonaventure 1-1 on the road.

Despite the 3-0 final score, the Orange and Blue put up a fight throughout their match against Delaware on Aug. 26 in the team’s home opener. The game was stuck in a stalemate until late in the second half, when Delaware gained momentum and scored three late goals. Young talent took the field for the Bison, with Nick King ’20 and Bern Wright ’20 demonstrating particularly strong performances in the defense.

Tyler Marchiano ’20 was the Bison goalkeeper, marking the first four saves of his career against Delaware. Unfortunately, three last-minute goals from Delaware sealed their fate, and the Orange and Blue were forced to instead focus on their next game against St. Bonaventure.

King continued his successful collegiate career by scoring the lone goal for the Bison, tying the score at 1-1. Marchiano had another strong showing as goalkeeper, and was crucial to keeping the Orange and Blue in the game. After a tough battle, the teams finished with a draw; consequently, the Bison walked away with a 0-1-1 record.

The men’s soccer team will return to the field Sept. 2-4 at the Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic in Burlington, Vt. when they take on LIU Brooklyn and Sacred Heart.

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