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Canisius men’s soccer falls in road finale at Manhattan

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Preci_Jo action vs Quinnipiac 9_26_18
RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- Berti Fourrier and Noah Amissah both scored and Connor Hayes made one save to lead Manhattan to a 2-0 victory over Canisius in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's soccer action Saturday at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, N.Y.
 
The win improved the Jaspers' overall record to 12-5-0 and also upped their league ledger to 5-4-0 as they remained in the hunt for a spot in the 2018 MAAC Men's Soccer Championship. The loss dropped the Golden Griffins to 4-9-2 on the season and 2-6-1 in conference play.
 
After a scoreless first half, Fourrier opened the scoring at the 51:31 mark of the match, putting home a cross from Brandon Joseph-Buadi for his fourth of the campaign.
 
Amissah added an insurance marker for the Jaspers in the 88th minute, taking a pass from James Cotter and placing it into the lower right corner of the net for his fourth of the season.
 
That would be all the support Hayes would need as he stopped the only shot on goal from the Griffs in the contest, an attempt from freshman Jo Preci in the 60th minute.
 
Canisius keeper Bryce Tramuta recorded five saves in goal for the Griffs.  
 
Head Coach Dermot McGrane's Postgame Comments
"It was always going to be a tough game for us today with five starters out, but I thought the team battled hard and gave a good account of themselves against a good Manhattan squad."
 
Game Notes
• Saturday's game served as the 28th contest between Canisius and Manhattan. The all-time series is now tied at 12-12-4.
• The loss snapped a four-game unbeaten streak for the Griffs against the Jaspers that dated back to the 2014 campaign.
• Manhattan out-shot Canisius by a 25-3 margin in the contest, highlighted by a 12-1 advantage in the first half.
• Each team attempted one corner kick during the match.
• Preci was credited with two of the Griffs' three shot attempts in the match.
 
Up Next
• Canisius completes its regular season slate Oct. 31 when it welcomes Rider to the Demske Sports Complex for a 4 p.m. matinee.