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Eagles offense soars past Wildcats

Eagles offense soars past Wildcats

On Friday, the Wildcats continued their final homestand of the season with an early evening contest against University of Northwestern - St. Paul.

After a slow start to the contest, the visiting Eagles got on the board 3:15 into the game with a goal from Noah Vander Kooi. Wiley Cates (Montclair, N.J.) made his first save of the game 8:59, stopping an attempt by Keller Stephens. At the end of the first quarter, UNW held the 6-0 advantage. The Eagles saw their offense continue to roll throughout the second quarter as UNW extended their lead to 16-0 at the break.

Casey Carrigan (Littleton, Colo.) broke through for Johnson & Wales three minutes into the third quarter, putting a ball past the UNW keeper. Matthew Sening (Centreville, Va.) doubled the 'Cats total with just under four minutes to play in the third and Carrigan added a second less then a minute later. The Wildcats continued to pepper UNW's Zach Shockencey throughout the fourth, but he came up with the stops and helped UNW secure the 27-3 victory.

Carrigan had two goals and two ground balls for Johnson & Wales. Cates had a team high three ground balls and made eight saves.

The 'Cats will close out their 2018 season on Sunday afternoon when they host Whittier College at 1:00pm at Aurora Sports Park.