NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2018) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's soccer team (8-5-0, 5-2-0 TSC) hosts the Thomas Night Hawks (4-5-2, 3-2-1 TSC) on Saturday, October 20. Game time from the Miami Shores Recreation Center (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138) is set for 2:00 p.m. The Wildcats will honor their senior class prior to the start of the match.
Johnson & Wales (8-5-0, 5-3-0 TSC) vs. Thomas (4-5-2, 3-2-1 TSC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 20
Kickoff Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Miami Shores, Fla.
Venue: Miami Shores Village (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)
The Wildcats are coming off a 3-0 blanking of Warner on Wednesday and are poised to move one step closer to clinching a berth in this year's Sun Conference Women's Soccer Championships. JWU is averaging 2.85 goals-per-game (No. 3 in the conference and No. 42 in the nation) on 204 total shots.
The Wildcats are led offensively by sophomore Savannah Jackson, who became the first player in JWU history to record 20-or-more goals in a single season. The native of Davenport, Florida, has tallied 21 goals and four assists for 46 points. Jackson currently ranks second in the conference in points-per-game (3.54 – No. 6 in the nation) and goals-per-contest (1.62 – No. 6 in the nation). Senior Carissa Sanchez scored her fifth goal of the season last Wednesday – the eventual game-winner – and enters Saturday's match with 13 points (5g, 3 a). The native of Miami has scored a goal in three-straight contests. Freshman goalkeeper Kellie Fitzpatrick earned her eighth win on Wednesday, making six saves for her third shutout of the season.
Series History: Saturday will mark the seventh meeting all-time between JWU and Thomas with the Night Hawks holding a 5-0-1 edge in the series history. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in a 2-1 (OT) win for Thomas on October 21, 2017, in Thomasville, Georgia.
A Look at Thomas: The Night Hawks come into Saturday's contest averaging 1.73 goals-per-game in 144 total shots. Thomas has been outscored 27-19 in 2018.
|Current Record||8 - 5 - 0||4 - 5 - 2|
|Goals-Shot Attempts||37 - 204||19 - 144|
|Shots On Goal-Attempts||97 - 204||77 - 144|
|Saves Per Game||6.540||6.820|