BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Monmouth University men overcame an early deficit to scored four unanswered goals to register a 4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win over Canisius College Saturday night.
Canisius (2-14-0, 1-8-0) opened up the scoring in the 11th minute, winning a header in Monmouth’s zone, playing it over top of the defense, as Troy Brady finished inside the left post.
Senior George Akampeke scored the equalizer in the 21st minute, heading home a cross from freshman Ben Zakowski.
Sophomore Ryan Keenan gave Monmouth (2-12-2, 2-6-1) its first lead in the 44th minute, diving to deflect a low cross from freshman Griffin Tomas. Tomas received the ball from redshirt junior John Antunes.
Just over four minutes into the second half, sophomore Robin Oswald scored his first goal on a volley from deep.
Zakowski made it 4-1 in the 65th minute, bending a free kick around a wall and into the upper left corner.
“I’m happy for the boys,” Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt said. “We’ve had some good performances this year and just did not get the results. Tonight, we played well for the full 90 minutes and got the three points. We’re excited to play at home again on Wednesday.”
Monmouth will wrap up it season when it hosts Iona College Wednesday.