Men’s Soccer Hits the Road to Take on Thomas this Saturday

Men’s Soccer Hits the Road to Take on Thomas this Saturday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's soccer team (7-4-0, 4-2-0 TSC) travel to Thomasville, Georgia, to take on the Thomas Nighthawks (5-4-2, 4-1-1 TSC) on Saturday, October 20. Game time from the TU Soccer Complex is set for 12:00 p.m.

Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (7-4-0, 4-2-0 TSC) at Thomas (5-4-2, 4-1-1 TSC)

Saturday, Oct. 20
Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Thomasville, Ga.
Venue: TU Soccer Complex
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The Wildcats are looking to pick up a critical three points on the road and move one step closer to clinching a spot in this year's TSC Men's Soccer Championship. JWU enters Saturday's contest averaging 3.50 goals-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 14 in the nation) on 176 total shots.

The Wildcats are led offensively by Valentin Salinas, who comes into this weekend with 17 points (6g, 5a). The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has registered single-season highs in points, goals, and assists in 2018. Freshman Fernando Arzeno is the team leader in goals scored with seven (the most by a Wildcat since the 2014 season). The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has recorded 15 points in 2018 (7g, 1a), including a school-record four penalty-kick goals. Tied with Arzeno is points (15) is senior Patricio Rolon, who has scored five goals and recorded five assists. The 15 points scored by the native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, are a single-season record for the JWU midfielder.

Series History: Saturday's match will mark the eighth meeting all-time between JWU and Thomas with the Nighthawks holding a 6-0-1 record in the series history. The last meeting between the two teams resulted in a 2-1 win for TU in the Sun Conference Quarterfinals last season (November 4, 2017) in Thomasville, Georgia.

A Look at Thomas: The Nighthawks come into this weekend's match averaging 1.50 goals-per-game on 120 total shots. TU has outscored its opponents 15-12 in 2018.

The Matchup

Current Record 5 - 4 - 2 7 - 4 - 0
Scoring 15 35
Shot Statistics    
Goals-Shot Attempts 15 - 120 35 - 176
Shot Pct 0.125 0.199
Shots On Goal-Attempts 58 - 120 91 - 176
Sog Pct 0.483 0.517
Goals/Game 1.500 3.500
Assists 10 25
Goalie Stats    
Saves 37 44
Goals Against 12 21
Save Pct 0.755 0.677
Saves Per Game 3.700 4.400