The Wildcats hosted Tabor College on Saturday afternoon in a cold and cloudy weather contest at Aurora Sports Park.
The game got underway with neither team getting many looks early. Lucas Prolow (Evergreen, Colo.) had his header attempt go high in the 10th minute in the first shot from either team. In the 26th, a shot by Tabor's David Reyes was blocked by the Wildcat's defense. An attempt by Federico Bove on the resulting corner kick was saved by Michael Genge (Broomfield, Colo.) less then a minute later. In the 27th minute, the Bluejays scored after a pass was sent back to the middle of the field to the feet of Matthew Robinson, who put it to the upper right and gavie Tabor a 1-0 lead.
Riley Shea (Broomfield, Colo.) sent a 32nd minute attempt go wide as the Wildcats looked for an equalizer. Genge had two more saves in the half as Tabor took a 1-0 lead into the break.
In the second half, Genge continued to keep the 'Cats in the contest with timely saves in the 48th and 53rd minutes. Ivan Torres (Houston, Texas) had his 60th minute attempt blocked by the Bluejay's defense. The 'Cats got two of the best chances in the 63rd minute as Adama Diop (Dakar, Senegal) hit the crossbar on a rocket. The ball fell back to Alexis Araiza (Dallas, Texas) who put it on target, but Tabor's Derrick Eszlinger made the stop. Diop had a shot saved in the 75th minute as the 'Cats kept looking to get on the board. Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) and Oscar Elias (Lake Elsinor, Calif.) each had a shot saved in the closing minutes as the Wildcats fell 1-0.
Four different players had a shot on goal for Johnson & Wales and Genge made five saves.
The Wildcats head to North Dakota next weekend where they'll take on University of Jamestown and Presentation College.