Women’s Soccer Unable to Knock Off No. 15 Georgia Gwinnett

Women’s Soccer Unable to Knock Off No. 15 Georgia Gwinnett

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MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2018)
– The Johnson & Wales women's soccer team (3-2-0) suffered its first home loss of the season, falling to No. 15 Georgia Gwinnett, 5-0, on Friday afternoon from the Miami Shores Recreation Center.

In a game that lasted over three hours (due to a lighting delay [1:11] that began at the tail end of half time), the Wildcats fell behind early as the Grizzlies scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of action.

Outshot 29-5, JWU could only muster a few scoring chances against Georgia Gwinnett (5-0-0) which has not allowed a goal all season (outscoring the opposition, 12-0). Sophomore Savannah Jackson created two good scoring chances for the Wildcats but saves by starting goalkeeper Elisa Randel kept JWU off the board. Junior Sawyer Hall also created a scoring chance in the second half on a quick-strike (reminiscent of the goal she scored last week versus Glenville State) but backup keeper Sophie Hoare preserved the clean sheet with her only save of the match.

Junior Ashley Buchanan (0-1-0) was saddled with the loss in her second start of the season.

The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, September 22, when JWU hosts Southeastern. The Sun Conference opener is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the JWU men's soccer program