NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's soccer team (7-5-0, 4-3-0 TSC) hosts the St. Thomas Bobcats (6-6-2, 5-1-2 TSC) on Wednesday, October 24. Game time from the Miami Shores Recreation Complex is set for noon. Prior to the start of the match, JWU will honor its senior class which will be playing in their final regular season home match.
Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (7-5-0, 4-3-0 TSC) vs. St. Thomas (6-6-2, 5-1-2 TSC)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24
Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Miami Shores, Fla.
Venue: Miami Shores Village (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)
The Wildcats enter Wednesday's contest looking to snap a two-game losing skid. JWU is undefeated at home in 2018 and will be looking to improve to 5-0-0 at Miami Shore with a win versus St. Thomas. The Wildcats are averaging 3.27 goals-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 19 in the nation) on 183 total shots (16.64 shots-per-game – No. 3 in the conference and No. 47 in the nation).
JWU is led by seniors Valentin Salinas and Patricio Rolon, who each come into this week's action with 17 points (6g, 5a – apiece). All three totals (goals, assists, and points) are single-season records for the duo which has accounted for 35.1 percent of the team's total points. 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.
Series History: Wednesday will mark the 11th meeting all-time between JWU and St. Thomas with the Bobcats holding a 9-1-0 edge in the series history. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 2-0 win for STU on October 25, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Florida.
A Look at St. Thomas: The Bobcats come into Wednesday's match averaging 1.54 goals-per-game on 136 total shots. The Bobcats have scored 20 goals while allowing the opposition to score 20 times in 2018.
|Current Record||7 - 5 - 0||6 - 6 - 2|
|Goals-Shot Attempts||36 - 183||20 - 136|
|Shots On Goal-Attempts||94 - 183||77 - 136|
|Saves Per Game||4.180||4.150|