Lucky Number 13 – Wildcats Open Season with a 13-0 Win over Johnson (FL)

Lucky Number 13 – Wildcats Open Season with a 13-0 Win over Johnson (FL)

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MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2018)
– The Johnson & Wales men's soccer team (1-0-0) started the 2018 season off with a bang with a 13-0 win over the Johnson Suns (0-1) on Saturday afternoon from the Miami Shores Recreational Complex.

Ten different Wildcats found the back of the net, including senior Valentin Salinas, sophomore Daniel Fantauzzi, and redshirt freshman Lucas Colodrero, who posted two goals apiece versus the Suns. Salinas led all Wildcats with six total points, scoring a pair goal and notching two assists. Senior Patricio Rolon also posted six points, notching one goal and tallying a career-high four assists.

After a weather delay of over an hour-and-a-half, JWU and Johnson took the field to start the new campaign.

It didn't take long for JWU to get on the scoreboard as Colodrero notching his first collegiate goal in the third minute. The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, blasted a shot past Johnson goalkeeper Carl Desir, from inside the area. Salinas was credited with an assist on the goal.

The Wildcats made the score 2-0 following a direct freekick by Salinas from just outside the area in the 20th minute. Colodrero added his second goal of the contest in the 24th minute to give JWU a 3-0 advantage. Freshman Juan Majul and sophomore Felipe Andrade notched their first points of the season with assists on the goal.

Senior Tim Petersen made the score 4-0 with his first goal of the season. Petersen received a through ball from Rolon and slotted a shot past Desir for the score. The helper was the first of four in the match for the native of Buenos Aires. In the 40th minute sophomore, Franco Molina recorded the second goal of his JWU career, collecting a loose ball in the Suns' area. The Wildcats scored their sixth goal of the half following a score by freshman Christian Hernandez in the 44th minute.

A lightning delay during halftime push start of the second half back 17 minutes. The delay didn't slow the Wildcat offense. In the 59th minute, Salinas netted his second goal of the game, receiving a pass from sophomore Pablo Azzaro. The assist for Azzaro was the first of his collegiate career (but would not be his last). After a goal by Majul (the first of his JWU career) in the 68th minute off a pass from Rolon (his second assists of the game), JWU rattled off five goals in a 10-minute span.

Sparked by a penalty-kick save by freshman goalkeeper Jhon Perez at the beginning of the 73rd minute, JWU countered as senior Brian Vidales streaked down the left side of the field, looking to score. Vidales capped off the run with his first goal as a Wildcat. Andrade added the Wildcats' 10th goal of the game in the 78th minute. Rolon and Salinas earned assists on the goal. Two minutes later, Rolon notched his first goal of the season, finding the back of the net in the 80th minute. Molina and freshman Luciano Soto were responsible for the development of Rolon's shot, collecting assists on the score.

Fantauzzi netting back-to-back scores to close out the day's scoring, 13-0. The native San Juan, Puerto Rico, notching his first collegiate goal in the 81st minute off a pass from Azzaro. He followed that score with his second of the game two minutes later beating Desir in the 83rd minute off a pass from Rolon (his fourth assist of the contest).

The Wildcats outshot the Suns, 41-4, including 25-1 on net. Junior Gonzalo Rudolf (1-0-0) picked up the victory, seeing action through the first half. Perez closed out the combined shutout, highlighted by the PK save in the 73rd minute.

Desir (0-1-0) suffered the loss, making 12 save on the day.

The Wildcats will next travel to Lawrenceville, Georgia, to take part in the Grizzly Soccer Classic (September 1-3) hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College. JWU's first opponent will be host-institution Georgia Gwinnett on Saturday, September 1. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.