JWU Women’s Soccer Ends 2017 Regular Season with a 2-1 loss to USCB

JWU Women’s Soccer Ends 2017 Regular Season with a 2-1 loss to USCB

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2017) – Battling both the weather and USCB, the Johnson & Wales women's soccer team (7-8, 4-6 TSC) fell to the Sand Sharks (7-8, 4-6 TSC), 2-1, on a rainy senior day. Prior to the start of the game, JWU honored its senior class of Sydney Smedley, Desiree Rudnick, Monica Martinez, Kyleigh Grundy and Chelsie Randolph, who were playing in the final home game of their JWU careers.

Under unpleasant weather conditions, both teams took the pitch, looking to secure a spot in this year's Sun Conference Women's Soccer Tournament. Neither team could get on the scoreboard through the first 45 minutes as the contest went into halftime at 0-0. USCB held a 10-6 edge in shots and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks during the first half.

As the weather continued to worsen, the second half saw a break in the draw. Freshman Savannah Jackson got the Lady Wildcats on the board with her 17th goal of the season. In the 56th minute, the freshman striker chipped a shot over Moa Johansson as she lunged to make a play on the ball. Unable to make a play on it, the USCB goalkeeper was helpless as Jackson scooped the ball past her for the 1-0 lead. Soleil Duplain was credited with an assist on the score.

The Sand Sharks responded with a score of their own in the 66th minute when Brook Newman received a low cross in the area from Daniella Borjas. USCB took the lead in the 72nd minute on a goal by MJ Orduna. The Sand Shark midfielder took a shot from 20-yards out as Randolph was out of position for the eventual game-winner.

USCB out-shot JWU, 23-11, for the game and had five corner kicks to the Lady Wildcats' four. Randolph was credited with eight saves in the game.

With the loss, JWU dropped to 7-8, 4-6 in Sun Conference action.