Men’s Soccer take Perfect Conference Record to Ave Maria on Wednesday

Men’s Soccer take Perfect Conference Record to Ave Maria on Wednesday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales men's soccer team (5-2-0, 2-0-0 TSC) takes their undefeated conference record to Ave Maria for a mid-week Sun Conference contest on Wednesday, September 26. Game time is set for 6:00 pm from Gyrene Field.

Johnson & Wales (5-2-0, 2-0-0 TSC) vs. Ave Maria (5-6-1, 1-1-1TSC)

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Kickoff Time: 6:00 pm   
Location: Ave Maria, Fla.
Venue: Gyrene Field (4810 Kelleher St, Ave Maria, FL 34142)
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The Wildcats are looking for their fourth-straight win as hit they travel to Ave Maria for their first conference road game. JWU comes into Wednesday's game averaging 3.83 goals-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 11 in the nation) on 115 total shots (19.17 shots-per-game – No. 2 in the conference and No. 20 in the nation).

JWU is led offensively by senior Valentin Salinas, who comes into Wednesday's match with 10 points (4g, 2a). The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has totaled two game-winning goals (0.33 game-winners-per-game – No. 14 in the nation). Senior Patricio Rolon leads the team with five assists. The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is No. 10 in the nation in assists-per-game (0.83). He has also scored two goals for a total of nine points this season. Freshman Fernando Arzeno recorded the first multiple-goal game of his JWU career last Saturday, scoring two versus Webber International. The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is third on the team in scoring with three goals (six points). Freshman goalkeeper Jhon Perez has amassed a 3-0-0 record in five appearances this season. The Coral Springs product has registered 18 saves and goals-against-average of 1.51 this season.

Series History: Wednesday will mark the 13th meeting all-time between JWU and Ave Maria with the Gyrenes holding a 7-5-0 edge in the series history. The last meeting between the two teams resulted in a 5-1 win for the Wildcats on September 27, 2017, in Miami Shores, Florida. JWU has won five straight over AMU.

A Look at Ave Maria: The Gyrenes come into Wednesday's match looking to snap a three-match winless streak (0-2-1). Ave Maria is averaging 3.00 goals-per-game on 107 total shots. The Gyrenes have bee outscored in conference play, 6-1.

The Matchup

Current Record 5 - 6 - 1 5 - 2 - 0
Scoring 33 23
Shot Statistics    
Goals-Shot Attempts 33 - 107 23 - 115
Shot Pct 0.308 0.200
Shots On Goal-Attempts 63 - 107 57 - 115
Sog Pct 0.589 0.496
Goals/Game 3.000 3.830
Assists 19 20
Goalie Stats    
Saves 59 21
Goals Against 27 10
Save Pct 0.686 0.677
Saves Per Game 5.360 3.500