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JWU grabs overtime victory

JWU grabs overtime victory

Johnson & Wales took on Centenary College on Sunday morning at Aurora Sports Park in the Wildcat's lone competition of the weekend.

The visiting Gents put JWU's Brandon Coder (Longmont, Colo.) to work in the 7th minute as Coder was forced to make the stop on an attempt by Scott Halper. Halper rang a shot off the post a minute later as the Gents controlled the early moments. In the 17th minute, Emad Bashir-Mohammed (Darfur, Sudan) put a shot on goal that Centenary's Patrick Riley was called into action to stop. Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) and Bashir-Mohammed each had another shot on goal in the final seven minutes of the half but Riley made both saves to keep the game scoreless at the break.

Just after the start of the second half, Centenary went up 1-0 on Johnson & Wales as Andre Anasi took a free kick from Gabe Rodriguez and slotted it into the upper left corner. The lead was short-lived though as the Gents were called for a foul in the box just over a minute later. Bashir-Mohammed stepped up to the spot and converted to tie the match 1-1. The Wildcats looked to go ahead in the 64th, but the attempt from Ali Mohamed (Djibouti, Djibouti) but his attempt hit the post. Fowkes and Bashir-Mohammed both continued to look for the go-ahead goal but Riley continued to get the stops and force the game into overtime.

Just as the teams got settled at the start of overtime, Bashir-Mohammed sent a pass up the left side that Fowkes connected on to give JWU the 2-1 win just 28 seconds into the overtime period.

Bashir-Mohammed had a game high four shots on goal for Johnson & Wales and picked up an assist. Fowkes had three shots on goal, including the game winner. Coder had one save for Johnson & Wales in the victory.

The Wildcats will host Schreiner University on Friday, October 26 at 3:00pm MT at Aurora Sports Park to open the final weekend of their 2018 season.