Wildcats Host No. 4 Southeastern in the Sun Conference Game of the Week

Wildcats Host No. 4 Southeastern in the Sun Conference Game of the Week

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales women's soccer team (4-2-0, 1-0-0 TSC) hosts the No. 4-ranked Southeastern Fire (7-1-0, 0-0-0 TSC) on Saturday, September 22, in the Sun Conference Game of the Week. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (tentatively). The game is part of a doubleheader with the men's program and will start 15 minutes at the conclusion of the Wildcats contest with Webber International.  

Johnson & Wales (4-2-0, 1-0-0 TSC) vs. #4 Southeastern (7-1-0, 0-0-0 TSC)

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22
Kickoff Time: 4:00 pm  -or- 15 minutes following the end of the men's game
Location: Miami Shores, Fla.
Venue: Miami Shores Village (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)
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Admission: Free 

The Wildcats are coming off the first win over St. Thomas in program history following a 4-2 victory versus the Bobcats on Wednesday evening. Sophomore Savannah Jackson's second hat trick of the season was the key to the victory as the second-year Wildcat scored all three goals in a span of 19 minutes. Senior Carissa Sanchez made an impact in the contest scoring a goal and registering two assists in just her second appearance in a JWU uniform.

JWU comes into Saturday's contest averaging 3.00 goals-per-game (No. 3 in the conference and No. 40 in the nation). The Wildcats have produced 95 total shots for an averaging of 15.8 shots-per-game. Jackson leads all Wildcats with 22 points (10g, 2a) and is second the conference in scoring, averaging 3.67 points-per-game (No. 11 in the nation). On the year, the native of Davenport, Florida, has recorded four game-winning goals which ranks No. 3 in the nation while her game-winning goals-per-game average (0.67) tops the nation. Junior Sawyer Hall is second on the team in scoring with seven points (2g, 1a). The product of Pembroke Pines, Florida, notched her first assist of the year as the first-year Wildcat helped create the scoring chance for Sanchez in the first minute on Wednesday. Sanchez (1g, 2a, 4 pts.) struck quick versus the Bobcats, finding the back of the net 27 seconds into the contest. She also assisted on both of Jackson's goals in the second half. Freshman goalkeeper Kellie Fitzpatrick (4-1-0) picked up the victory on Wednesday, making a career-high 10 saves in her third start of the season. The native of Spokane, Washington, has tallied a 2.12 goals-against-average in six appearances.

First Time: Wednesday marked the first win in program history for JWU over St. Thomas. Entering the match 0-10 all-time versus the Bobcats, the Wildcats trailed STU, 2-1, heading into the 62nd minute. However, Savannah Jackson scored three-straight goals over a span of 19 minutes to give JWU the 4-2 victory.

Series History: Saturday will mark the 10th meeting all-time between JWU and Southeastern with the Fire holding a 6-2-1 edge in the series history. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 4-0 win for SEU over JWU on September 23, 2017, in Lakeland, Florida.

A Look at Southeastern: The Fire come in as the No. 4 team in the nation having won two-straight. Southeastern has outscored the opposition, 42-6, with five shutouts. Over the past two games, the Fire have outscored its opponents, 10-0, and are led by Uchenna Kanu, who has totaled 20 goals on the year (No. 1 in the nation).  

The Matchup

Current Record 4 - 2 - 0 7 - 1 - 0
Scoring 18 42
Shot Statistics    
Goals-Shot Attempts 18 - 95 42 - 186
Shot Pct 0.189 0.226
Shots On Goal-Attempts 45 - 95 98 - 186
Sog Pct 0.474 0.527
Goals/Game 3.000 5.250
Assists 13 36
Goalie Stats    
Saves 30 29
Goals Against 13 6
Save Pct 0.698 0.829
Saves Per Game 5.000 3.630