NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (August 6, 2019) – And then there were two...We enter the final week of our countdown of the Top 10 moments in JWU Athletics during the 2018-19 season with Moment No. 2.
Today's moment features a team that wrapped up its most successful year in program history, reaching the 10-win plateau for the first time. This program finished in the top four in final TSC standing to earn a berth in the conference playoffs.
Making its fourth appearance in the Top 10 countdown….
No. 2 – Women's Soccer Shuts Out Warner in TSC Quarterfinals
Hosting the first Sun Conference playoff match in school history, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's soccer team welcomed the Warner Lady Royals to the Miami Shores Recreation Complex in a quarterfinal contest on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Wildcats, which finished 6-4 in the final TSC standings, earned the No. 4 seed in the postseason tournament, setting up a meeting with Warner (No. 5 seed).
The two teams met earlier in the year with the Wildcats downing Warner, 3-0, on October 17. In that game, sophomore Savannah Jackson (First-Team All-TSC honoree) netting two goals while senior Carissa Sanchez (Second-Team All-TSC honoree) buried the game-winner with a 13-minute strike. Two weeks later, the two schools squared off in the TSC Quarterfinals.
Déjà vu set in during the November contest as JWU defeated Warner, 3-0, with Jackson registering two scores and Sanchez recording one. This time Jackson notched the game-winner with a score in the second minute.
JWU jumped out to an early lead following Jackson's 25th goal of the season in the second minute. Jackson one-timed a shot off a save by Warner goalkeeper Sarah Bergkvist. The save was a result of a breakaway attempt by Sanchez. After receiving a long pass from senior Annet Cea, Sanchez got behind the Lady Royal backline with just the keeper to beat. Bergkvist made an acrobatic save on Sanchez' shot, however, the ball redirected to Jackson, who buried it into the back of the net. Both Sanchez and Cea were credited with assists on the goal.
Sanchez gave the Wildcats a two-goal lead in the eighth minute, beating Bergkvist for her seven goals of 2018. A through ball by Jackson found Sanchez, who slotted a shot past the Lady Royal keeper. With the goal, the native of Miami scored a goal in six of the last eight JWU games. Jackson earned her fifth helper of the season on the score.
Jackson added her second goal of the game in the 32nd minute as the Wildcats took a 3-0 lead. Junior Chelsea Green sent a pass to Sanchez, who was looking to make another run on net. Sanchez, in turn, found a streaking Jackson, who recorded her 26th goal of the season. For the native of Winter Haven, Florida, it marked her 10th multiple-goal game of the year. Both Green and Sanchez registered assists on the play.
JWU looked to add more in the second half but, backup goalkeeper Shannon Price made five saves in the final 45 minutes to keep the score at 3-0.
Freshman goalkeeper Kellie Fitzpatrick kept the Lady Royals off the board making nine saves for her fourth clean sheet of the campaign.
The Wildcats registered 19 shots versus Warner with 11 finding frame. It marked the third-straight game in which JWU produced 10-or-more total shots on goal.
With the win, JWU improved to 1-2-1 all-time in the TSC Tournament, advancing to the second semifinal appearance in program history.
A historic game to highlight a historic season is our No. 2 moment of 2018-19.
We will find out the top moment of last season on Thursday.
Top 10 Moments of the 2018-19 Season
No. 10 - Audrey Gant and Savannah Jackson become the first Wildcats in school history to be named Academic All-Americans®
No. 9 - Savannah Jackson and Tianna Ayulo become their program's first All-America honorees
No. 8 - Men's Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day
No. 7 - Volleyball Claims Program's First Sun Conference Win
No. 6 - Men's Golf Extends Consecutive Appearances in the NAIA National Tournament to 19
No. 5 - Fernando Arzeno Sets Men's Soccer's Single-Season Mark for Goals and Points
No. 4 - Tianna Ayulo Scores 1,000 Points
No. 3 - Savannah Jackson Shatters Single-Season Record for Goals and Points
No. 2 - Women's Soccer Shuts Out Warner in TSC Quarterfinals
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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