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Canisius men’s soccer plays to scoreless draw at Bucknell

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Senior Bryce Tramuta recorded six saves to pace Canisius in a 0-0 draw versus Bucknell in collegiate men's soccer action Friday at Emmitt Field in Lewisburg, Pa.
 
In a back-and-forth contest, Tramuta made three of his six stops during ovetime for the Golden Griffins (1-2-1). Bison keeper Ryan Ott also finished with six saves for Bucknell (1-1-1).
 
Canisius out-shot Bucknell by a 17-12 margin during regulation, but Ott kept the Griffs off the board, making key saves on sophomore Filippo Tamburini in an 1v1 situation in the 54th minute and a diving stop on an attempt from junior Will Pauls in the 87th minute.
 
Overtime saw Canisius have a chance to win the game in the 98th minute when Tamburini got behind the Bucknell defense, but his shot slid just outside the right post.
 
Bucknell had its best opportunity of the contest less than two minutes into the second overtime session, but Tramuta was able to get a piece of Tyler Peterson's point-blank chance to keep it out of the goal.   
 
Head Coach Dermot McGrane's Postgame Comments
"I thought we played well tonight. We controlled a lot of the possession and created some good scoring chances but couldn't get the ball to go in.
 
"Bucknell is a very well-organized team defensively and I thought they played well tonight. Both teams had a couple of quality chances in overtime to finish the game, but unfortunately, it ended in a tie."
 
Game Notes 
• Friday's match served as the sixth meeting between Canisius and Bucknell, all of which have taken place since 2002.
• Canisius leads the all-time series, 3-2-1, as they extended their unbeaten streak against Bucknell to four.
• Friday's contest was the first scoreless draw for the Griffs since playing to a 0-0 draw at Niagara on Nov. 2, 2016.
• Tramuta recorded his third career shutout with his six-save effort on Friday.
 
Up Next
• Canisius completes its season-opening road swing Sunday at Saint Francis.
• Opening kickoff between the Griffs and Red Flash is set for 2 p.m. at the Degol Field in Loretto, PA.