NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's soccer team (8-6-0) will travel to Miami Gardens, Florida, to take on St. Thomas (7-6-2) in the quarterfinals of the Sun Conference Men's Soccer Championships on Saturday, November 3. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Johnson & Wales (8-6-0 - No. 6 Seed) at St. Thomas (7-6-2 – No. 3 Seed)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 3
Kickoff Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Miami Gardens, Fla.
Venue: STU Soccer Field (16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054)
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Students with ID and Children over the age of 13.
JWU enters Saturday's quarterfinal contest averaging 3.08 goals-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 20 in the nation) on 216 total shots. The Wildcats will be making their second-straight appearance in the Sun Conference Men's Soccer Championships (third overall).
Leading JWU offensively is freshman Fernando Arzeno with 21 points (10g, 1a). The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the first Wildcat to reach double digits in goals scored in a single season since Pedro Codo and Victor Codo notched 11 goals each in 2013. He also set the single-season school record for converted penalty kicks with five in 2018. Seniors Patricio Rolon and Valentin Salinas are tied for second on the team in goals, assists, and points. The duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has recorded six goals, and six assists each – single-season highs for both Wildcats.
Series History: Saturday's contest will mark the 12th meeting all-time between JWU and St. Thomas with the Bobcats holding a 10-1-0 edge in the series history. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 2-1 win for STU on October 24, 2018, in Miami Shores, Florida.
A Look at St. Thomas: The Bobcats enter Saturday's contest averaging 1.57 goals-per-game on 155 total shots. St. Thomas has outscored its opponents, 22-21, during the 2018 regular season.
|Current Record||7 - 6 - 2||8 - 6 - 0|
|Goals-Shot Attempts||22 - 155||40 - 216|
|Shots On Goal-Attempts||83 - 155||107 - 216|
|Saves Per Game||3.860||4.000|