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Canisius men’s soccer heads to Akron on Saturday


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Canisius men's soccer team travels to Ohio Saturday for a 7 p.m. contest against Akron at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron, Ohio.
The contest was added to the schedule this week after both teams lost games during the early portion of season because of inclement weather.
Last time Out
• Senior Bryce Tramuta recorded six saves to pace Canisius in a 0-0 draw versus Bucknell Sept. 7 at Emmitt Field in Lewisburg, Pa.
• In a back-and-forth contest, Tramuta made three of his six stops during the two overtime sessions to help propel the Golden Griffins to their first tie of the season.
• Canisius out-shot Bucknell by a 17-12 margin during regulation, but Bucknell keeper Ryan 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. 
• Canisius was scheduled to play at Saint Francis on Sept. 9, but the game was postponed because of heavy rainfall in the Loretto, Pa., region.  
Scouting Akron
• Akron enters Saturday's matchup with a 1-3-1 after opening the 2018 campaign with four of its first five matches against nationally-ranked competition.
• David Egbo leads the Zips in scoring, having tallied three of the squad's four goals to go along with an assist.
• Marco Micaletto has accounted for Akron's other tally this season while three players – Joe Korb, Daniel Strachan and Abdi Mohamed – have recorded one assist each.
• Ben Lundt has started all five games in goal for Akron this season. He has fashioned a 1.53 goals against average and a .636 save percentage in 470 minutes of action thus far.
Canisius-Akron Series Notes
• Saturday's contest serves as the third meeting between Canisius and Akron and the first since the 1996 campaign.
• The Zips were victorious in both previous meetings, posting a 5-1 win at home during the 1994 season and a 1-0 triumph in a neutral-site matchup at the University at Buffalo Invitational in 1996.
Up Next
• Canisius makes its home debut Sept. 22 when the Griffs entertain Little Three foe St. Bonaventure in a 7 p.m. contest at the Demske Sports Complex.
• The game will air live on ESPN+.

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