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'Cats fall on Saturday

'Cats fall on Saturday

The Wildcats continued their homestand on Saturday with an evening matchup against Notre Dame de Namur University.

The visiting Argonauts got off to an early start, scoring the first of the game just over a minute into play. After the early goal, Wiley Cates (Montclair, N.J.) began to get a better idea of the Argo's style and made the save on their next attempt. Jonathan MacCord (Franklin, Tenn.) had a defensive safe for Johnson & Wales in the fourth minute, sacrificing himself to get the stop. Notre Dame de Namur continued to control the offensive tempo of the game, extending their lead to 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second, the Wildcats were able to better manage their possessions and Coleton Threlkeld (Cypress, Texas) forced NDNU's Julian Lewis to make the save early in the quarter. The Argos maintained their offensive rhythm, extending their lead to 17-0 at the break.

Johnson & Wales had their looks throughout the second half but the NDNU defense was able to force JWU to change their position just enough to see their shots go wide of frame. Despite some quality late attempts, Johnson & Wales fell 26-0 to the Argonauts. Both MacCord and Casey Carrigan (Littleton, Colo.) had four ground balls for Johnson & Wales and Jean-Sebastien Vila (Fort Worth, Texas) had two caused turnovers. Threlkeld had six saves for Johnson & Wales after taking over in net for the second half.

JWU will host Central Christian College on Thursday, April 26 at 3:30pm at Aurora Sports Park.