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LAKE WALES, Fla. (October 30, 2019) – For the first time in program history, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's soccer team (11-3-1, 6-2-1 TSC) won 11 games in a single season with a 2-1 victory at Warner (4-11-0, 3-6-0 TSC) on Wednesday night.
The win also clinched a spot in this year's Sun Conference Women's Soccer Playoffs, giving the Wildcats their sixth league victory of the season (tying last year's record-setting mark).
JWU got on the board, early, following a converted penalty kick by junior Savannah Jackson in the 10th minute. The goal was the 39th of the season for the native of Winter Haven, Florida.
WU tied the match in the 11th minute with a goal by Maddie Manzke.
Jackson netted the eventual game winner (her 10th of the season and 24th of her career) with a goal in the 68th minute. Senior Tyler Einsmann assisted Jackson on the goal for her 10th helper of 2019 (JWU school record). Currently leading the Sun Conference, the goal for Jackson was her 40th of the year and 85th of her career.
Freshman goalkeeper Denise Mendoza (11-3-1) recorded five saves on the night to become he first JWU keeper to notch 11 wins in a season.
The Royals held a 13-11 edge in total shots while JWU had a 7-6 advantage in shots on net.
JWU will close out the regular season at Thomas on Saturday, November 2. Game time is set for 2:00 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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