Wildcats fall in rainy contest

Wildcats fall in rainy contest

The Wildcats returned to action on Friday afternoon on a drenched field as they took on (RV) Benedictine College in KCAC action.

Hanna Jo Eady (Newnan, Ga.) made her first save of the contest at just under a minute into the game, making a stop on an attempt by Kacey Moore. The Ravens got on the board at 28:20 with Mary McEnerney slotting a ball past Eady. The 'Cats keeper make another stop at 28:15, stopping another shot by Moore. The Ravens added a second goal at 26:52 to double their lead. Eady came up with a big save on a free positition attempt at 25:50 to maintain the two goal difference.

At 19:26, Kyra Gangemi (Elkton, Md.) saw her shot hit the post as she looked to get the Wildcats on the board. The Ravens continued to push the tempo of the contest and built up their lead. Cici Orozco (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) forced BC's Taryn St. Louis to make a save with 6:37 as the 'Cats continued to look for an open shot. At the break, Benedictine led JWU 12-0 after 30 minutes of play. 

Madison Herbert (Berthoud, Colo.) took over in goal for Johnson & Wales for the start of the second half and Teresa Petruccelli stepped in between the pipes for Benedictine just after the break. Herbert came up with two big saves in the 3rd and 4th minutes of the period to keep the score the same. Gangemi had her attempt saved at 22:10 as the 'Cats still looked for the opportunity to break through.

By the final whistle, Benedictine had held off the Wildcats for the 20-0 win. Gangemi led JWU with five ground balls and five draw controls. She also had six shots. Eady made four saves for the Wildcats and Herbert made three stops.

The Wildcats will host the University of Dallas on Sunday morning at 11:00am at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.