Arzeno Nets Two Goals in 2-1 Overtime Win versus Ave Maria

Arzeno Nets Two Goals in 2-1 Overtime Win versus Ave Maria

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MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (October 9, 2019)
– Sophomore Fernando Arzeno converted a penalty kick in the 92nd minute for his second of two scores in a 2-1 overtime win for the Johnson & Wales (Fla. ) men's soccer team (2-4-0, 2-1-0 TSC) versus Ave Maria (0-10-1, 0-4-0 TSC) on Wednesday afternoon.

The two-goal game for Arzeno was the first of the season for the native of Buenos Aries, Argentina, and his first since scoring two at St. Thomas during a 3-2 win in the TSC Quarterfinals (11/3/18). Arzeno finished the match versus AMU with a game-high eight shots (three on net).

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, the Gyrenes struck first with a PK of their own in the 62nd minute. After JWU's Gage Richard was called for a foul in the box, AMU's Kensle Jean Baptiste gave the Gyrenes a 1-0 lead with his sixth goal of the season.

JWU tied the match in the 74th minute after Arzeno buried a shot from seven-yards out past goalkeeper John Turner. The goal, his second of the season, was set up by Pablo Azzaro and Luciano Soto. For both Azzaro and Soto, it was the first assist of the season.

JWU pressed in the second half to take the lead, out-shooting AMU, 14-2. However, neither team scored, sending the match to overtime.

It didn't take long for JWU to score the golden goal, drawing a penalty kick 1:32 into the first overtime period. Arzeno, who entered the match a perfect 7-of-7 for his career in penalty kick attempts during the regular season, made it number eight to give the Wildcats the 2-1 win.

JWU finished the match out-shooting AMU 18-6 (4-2 on goal).

JWU goalkeeper Alex Marciulonis (2-4-0) earned the win; his second-straight.  

The Wildcats will host the Southeastern Fire on Saturday, October 12. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.   

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