Men’s Soccer Hosts Webber International in TSC Opener on Saturday

Men’s Soccer Hosts Webber International in TSC Opener on Saturday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – After a 10-day hiatus, the Johnson & Wales men's soccer team (3-2-0, 0-0-0 TSC) return to action on Saturday, September 22, hosting the Webber International Warriors (4-1-2, 0-0- TSC) in Sun Conference action. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. The contest will be part of a doubleheader with the women's program which hosts Southeastern at 4:00 p.m. 

Johnson & Wales (3-2-0, 0-0-0 TSC) vs. Webber International (4-1-2, 0-0-0 TSC)

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22
Kickoff Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Miami Shores, Fla.
Venue: Miami Shores Village (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)
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Admission: Free

The Wildcats have gone two weeks without a result (the September game at Eckerd College was canceled due to lightning) and will be looking to win the team's third-straight with a victory on Saturday. JWU enters Saturday's game averaging 4.00 goals-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 8 nationally) on 91 total shots (an average of 18.2 shots-per-contest). The Wildcats rank No. 2 in the conference and No. 24 in the nation in shots-per-game. JWU also ranks No. 2 in the conference in assists-per-game, averaging 3.40 per contest (No. 6 in the nation).

Senior Valentin Salinas leads the Wildcats with 10 points (4g, 2a). The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has tallied two game-winning goals (No. 15 in the nation), averaging 0.40 per game (No. 9 in the nation). Senior Patricio Rolon is second on the team in points with eight (2g, 4a). The product of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is No. 4 in the conference and No. 17 in the nation in assists-per-game (0.80). Also scoring multiple goals this season are redshirt freshman Lucas Colodrero (2), senior Rodrigo Doben (2), and sophomore Daniel Fantauzzi (2). Freshman goalkeeper Jhon Perez comes into Saturday with a 2-0-0 record and a 1.34 goals-against-average.

It's Been a While: Saturday's contest will mark the first match for the Wildcats since taking on Dalton State (3-2 win) in Montgomery, Alabama, as part of the Faulkner Invitational (September 8). JWU was scheduled to play Eckerd College on Wednesday, September 12. However, inclement weather halted the game after 45 minutes, resulting in a cancellation.

Series History: Saturday will mark the 11th meeting all-time between JWU and Webber International with the Warriors holding an 8-2 advantage in the series history. The last meeting between the two teams resulted in a 2-0 victory for the Wildcats on September 22, 2017, in Babson Park, Florida.

A Look at Webber International: The Warriors are winless in their last two outings, following a loss at Warner (in non-conference action) on Saturday, September 15, and a draw versus Florida College on Tuesday, September 18. Webber is averaging 1.83 goals-per-game (11 total goals) on 85 total shots. 

The Matchup

Current Record 3 - 2 - 0 4 - 1 - 2
Scoring 20 11
Shot Statistics    
Goals-Shot Attempts 20 - 91 11 - 85
Shot Pct 0.220 0.129
Shots On Goal-Attempts 46 - 91 46 - 85
Sog Pct 0.505 0.541
Goals/Game 4.000 1.830
Assists 17 6
Goalie Stats    
Saves 16 50
Goals Against 8 9
Save Pct 0.667 0.847
Saves Per Game 3.200 8.330