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Men’s soccer finishes back-and-forth game in a draw

By: Connor Pohlman

Canisius men’s soccer ended their match against Siena with a 0-0 tie on Wednesday afternoon in MAAC men's soccer action at the Demske Sports Complex.

The Saints moved to 5-3-3 overall and 1-0-2 in league play with the draw, while the Golden Griffins earned their first draw in conference play as they saw their record shift to 1-5-4 on the season and 0-2-1 in conference play.

The two teams played a relatively quiet first half of soccer, entering the break tied with seven shots apiece.

Momentum shifted in the final 30 minutes of the match, with the two teams combining to take five shots on target out of nine total attempts.

After sophomore Ely Sidibe blasted a shot from outside the box that was stopped by Siena keeper Greg Monroe, Howard made his own acrobatic save, leaping to deflect the ball out of play, keeping Thomas Storodegard from getting the Saints on the board.

Sidibe paced both teams with two shots on target. Howard made four saves in the shutout, giving him 51 total stops on the season. Howard, sophomore Kodie Sarkodie and seniors Ryan Dagelman and Inder Thind all played the full time this afternoon.

The Golden Griffins will head on the road for the first time in conference play when they face Saint Peter's on Saturday. The match is set for 2 p.m. from Jersey City and will be broadcasted on ESPN3.

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