Jenna Schlagenhauf and Erin Thomas scored three goals each for the Bonnies in the win. Karly Kocis made seven saves in the win.
Iona scored the first two goals of the game, but a 7-0 run by the Bonnies daunted the Iona offense midway through the first half. Iona answered with two late goals in the period to cut the deficit to three at the half. The Bonnies held a 15-9 advantage in shots, while also maintaining a 6-3 edge in grounds balls.
The Gaels started the second half scoring two quick goals by Gregory, but St. Bonaventure quickly responded.
Trailing 11-8, the visitors used a four corners play to slow down the game, but an offensive foul was called allowing Gennaro the opportunity to score cutting the deficit to 11-9 and reulting in the ejection of St. Bonaventure head coach Ryan Lynn. The Bonnies thne rattled off three more insurance goals to hold the five goal differential.
Junior Maria Ortiz was dealt the loss and was pulled after 23:55 of action for sophomore Blaire Nathanson who also allowed seven goals but made four saves.
Iona will head to New Hampshire for a meeting on Wednesday and then a weekend meeting with MAAC foe Canisius.