Men’s Soccer goes scoreless in two game stretch
By: Colin Richey
The Canisius Men’s soccer team’s matches have not been filled with much firepower on their end, as they were outscored 8-0 in their past two games.
Last Saturday, Canisius squared off against the Binghamton Bearcats. Both teams have struggled all season, with neither team having more than one win. Despite being outshot 21-2, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Griffin’s goalkeeper William Howard made seven saves to preserve his shutout. Freshman midfielder Daniel Longo had the team’s lone shot on target, while sophomore forward Ely Sidibe registered the team’s other shot. Matthew Cozetti led the Bearcats with three shots on target. Howard, along with senior defender Ryan Dagelman, senior midfielder Julius Schoner, and sophomore midfielder Kodie Sarkodie all played the full 90 minutes. This was the Griffin’s third draw of the season.
The next game of the Griffins’ gauntlet was against the 4-1 Cornell Big Red. Cornell opened the scoring early, netting five goals in the first thirty minutes. Three goals in the second half from Cornell would lead to a final score of 8-0. Big Red outshot the Griffins 33-2, with only one of Canisius’s shots registering as on target (credited to Ely Sidibe). Despite letting in eight goals, Howard still recorded a season-high ten saves in the match, the fourth game of his career where he made double digit saves. Howard, Dagelman, and Sarkodie played all 90 minutes of the match, while junior midfielder Andrew Vannest made his season debut.
The Griffin’s next match is on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 PM at the Demske Sports Complex, where they will face off against ‘Battle of the Bridge’ rival Niagara. Both teams only have one win, and will look to earn a victory in their first division game of the season.