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MIAMI, Fla. (September 14, 2019) – Five first-half goals guided the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's soccer team (4-0-0) to a 6-0 win at Florida Memorial (0-4-0) on Saturday afternoon, giving the Wildcats their first 4-0-0 start in program history.
The match was a non-conference contest for the Sun Conference foes.
Led by Savannah Jackson, who recorded four goals versus the Lions (all in the first half) to increase her Sun Conference-leading scoring total to 15. Jackson, who entered the game leading the nation in goals-per-game, points-per-game, shots-on-goal-per game, and game-winning goals-per-game, led the team with six total shots (five on frame) and posted the 20th multiple-goal game of her career.
The native of Winter Haven, Florida, got JWU on the board with a strike in the fifth minute. The score, which was ultimately the game-winning goal, was the fourth game-winner of the season for Jackson and the 18th of her career. Senior Tyler Einsmann was credited with her first assist of the season on the score. She found the back of the next two minutes late to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. Senior Sawyer Hall was credited with her second assist of the season on Jackson's goal.
In the 19th minute, Jackson registered her third hat trick of the season and eighth of her career as the third-year Wildcat streaked down the middle of the field past the FMU defense to beat goalkeeper Garcy Momplaisir and give JWU a 3-0 lead. Once again Einsmann set up the score, earning the assist on the play (her second of the game).
Hall notched her second goal of the season in the 23rd minute, drilling a shot to the upper left 90 of the net to extend the Wildcat lead, 4-0. Einsmann set up the score for her third assist of the game.
Jackson got on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute for her fourth goal of the game and add to the Wildcat lead (5-0) after receiving a pass from sophomore Brianna Pineiro. For Pineiro is was her first assist of the season.
The Wildcats added a goal in the 55th minute when sophomore Andrea Chavez notched the first goal of her collegiate career in her first appearance with JWU. Freshman Claudisha Curtis recorded her first collegiate assist on the score.
Freshman goalkeeper Denise Mendoza (4-0-0) picked up the win, recording three saves for the shutout of her JWU career.
For the match, the Wildcats out-shot FMU, 20-9, including a 12-3 edge in shots on goal.
JWU will next take on Lynn University on Tuesday, September 17. Game time from Boca Raton, Florida, is 6:00 p.m.
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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 jwu.edu.
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