Men’s Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision to Thomas on Senior Day

Men’s Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision to Thomas on Senior Day

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MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (November 2, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's soccer team (3-6-3, 3-3-3 TSC) dropped a 2-1 decision to the Thomas Night Hawks (8-9-0, 5-4-0 TSC) on Saturday afternoon.

Prior to the match, JWU honored its senior class, who were playing in the final home match of their Wildcat careers.

TU struck first with a score in 45th minute, netting a goal with three seconds left in the half. Sam Eyes gave the Night Hawks a 1-0 lead heading in to halftime with his seventh goal of the season.

Eyes scored his second goal of the game redirecting a header by teammate Martin Grzywa in the area. The header came off a corner by Gavin Rochford-Smith to give TU a 2-0 lead in the 58th minute.

Senior Felipe Baena got the Wildcats on the board with his first goal of 2019 in the 72nd minute. A give-and-go between Baena and sophomore Fernando Arzeno resulted in the goal. Arzeno was credited with his fourth assist of the year on the play.

The Wildcats, however, were unable to get any closer, falling to the Night Hawks, 2-1.

TU held an 18-11 edge in total shots and an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Sophomore Alex Marciulonis (3-6-3) suffered the loss, making six saves in 90 minutes of action.

The Wildcats await the result of tonight's Warner/Keiser match. A loss or a tie by the Royals will result in JWU earning a berth in this year's Sun Conference Men's Soccer Championships.

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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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