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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 17, 2019) – A goal by Eckerd's Augustin Pertusso with 11 seconds left in the contest handed the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's soccer team (0-3-0) a 2-1 loss on Tuesday night from Johnson Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
JWU struck first in the contest with a goal by Jose Silva in the 27th minute. The score, Silva's first of his JWU career, was set up by Franco Molina for his first assist of the year.
The Wildcats held the lead until the 88th minute when Pertusso netting his first of two goals in the game's final two minutes. The score knotted the contest up a 1-all with just over two minutes to play.
The Tritons scored the game-winner on a long freekick by Nick Reinauer. The long strike was one-timed by Petrusso past JWU goalkeeper Alex Marciulonis to give Eckerd its first and only lead of the game.
Marciulonis (0-3-0) was credited with the loos allowing two goals while registering seven saves in 90 minutes of action.
Eckerd held an 18-12 edge in total shots and a 9-5 advantage in shots on goal.
The Wildcats will open up Sun Conference action, hosting the Keiser Seahawks on Saturday, September 28. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m.
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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