PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Johnson & Wales built a two-goal halftime lead to a lasting 3-0 advantage to shut out the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's soccer team on Monday evening at the Scott's Miracle-Gro complex.
Score: Johnson & Wales 3, UMass Dartmouth 0
Records: Johnson & Wales (11-2-0) | UMass Dartmouth (4-9-1)
How it Happened
The Wildcats began peppering the net early, footing two corner kicks within the first 10 minutes. On Christina Schneider's (Walden, N.Y.) corner try at 10:11, Johnson & Wales broke through on Deja Hursey's (Columbia, Md.) header for a 1-0 lead.
Back-to-back shots by sophomore Cara Pimentel (Westport, Mass.) threatened for the Corsairs, but it was Hursey who found the net again in the 40th minute, this time on a through-ball pass by Olivia Pellegrino (Richmond, R.I.). The Wildcats carried a 2-0 lead into half.
Johnson & Wales built their advantage just moments into the second stanza, when Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) collected her own rebound off Jaimee O'Brien's (West Springfield, Mass.) initial save and tapped the ball in.
Starting in the 71st minute, the Corsairs connected for a whole series of shots, including immediate back-to-back tries by seniors Abby Silva (Fall River, Mass.) and Alyssa Martins (Ludlow, Mass.) off Courtney Hewitt's (North Attleboro, Mass.) corner kick, bu Wildcat keeper Jenn Warnicke (Portage, Mich.) kept the shutout intact for the remainder of the contests.
Inside the Numbers
- Johnson & Wales held a narrow advantage on shots in the game, 17-15.
- O'Brien finished with three saves in the first 66 minutes, followed by a stop by senior Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) in the closing 23 minutes.
- The Wildcats also split time in net, seeing three saves by starter Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) and six in relief by Warnicke.
- Johnson & Wales now holds a 7-5-1 advantage in the all-time series between the two programs.
UMass Dartmouth sticks to the road on Thursday, traveling to New Haven, Conn. to meet the Coast Guard Academy at 7 p.m.