Men’s Soccer Battles No. 9 Southeastern to 2-2 Draw

Men’s Soccer Battles No. 9 Southeastern to 2-2 Draw

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (October 12, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's soccer team (2-4-1, 2-1-1 TSC) battled the No. 9-ranked Southeastern Fire (10-0-2, 4-0-1 TSC) to a 2-2 (2OT) draw on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats got on the board first with an 18th-minute strike by freshman Mark Osaghae. The native of Miami, Florida, netting the first goal of his JWU career after receiving a pass from Farid Sar Sar. Osaghae then used his speed to get behind the Fire back line and blast a shot past goalkeeper Carlos Curado. For Sar Sar it was the first assist of this collegiate career.

SEU tied the match in the 61st minute with a goal by Skylar Funk and took the lead in the 81st minute after Jake Van Der Luit caught JWU goalkeeper Alex Marciulonis out of position.

However, the Wildcats tied the match when Sar Sar converted a penalty kick attempt in the 85th minute for his third goal of the season.

Neither team could break the tie in regulation or after two 10-minute overtime periods, resulting in the draw.

Marciulonis registered nine saves in the draw.

The Fire out-shot the Wildcats 30-13 and held a 12-6 edge in shots on goal.

The Wildcats will travel to Florida Memorial Lions Wednesday, October 16. Game time is set for 2:00 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


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