The Wildcats hosted Bethany College on Friday afternoon in the first of a pair of matches this weekend between the two schools.
A fairly slow paced start to the contest saw Katleyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) called into action for the first time in the 13th minute as she made a save the attempt by Bethany's Francesca Duckworth. In the 20th minute, Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) put a shot on target that forced Destinee Wells to make the stop on. Martin forced Wells to make another save in the 33rd minute as the Wildcats looked to get onto the scoreboard. The Swedes would be first to put a tally on the board as Duckworth took a pass into the box and shot it in from about six yards out. Bethany led 1-0 after the first half of action.
In the second half, Martin made Wells come up with her third save of the contest in the 53rd minute as the 'Cats looked to get their offense going. In the 57th minute, Kassidy McKevitt (Fort Collins, Colo.) took a pass from Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, Texas) and put it past Wells to tie the game 1-1. Just over a minute later, the Wildcats would double their lead as Kelsie Treloar (Conifer, Colo.) sent a ball up the field to Brock who slotted the ball between the legs of Wells to give JWU the 2-1 advantage.
In the 83rd minute, McKevitt picked up her second of the game as she took a ball up the right side of the field from Asianna Harris (Las Vegas, Nev.) and put it to the right of the keeper to give JWU the 3-1 lead and just seven minute left of play. The Swedes had one more shot on goal in the game, but Peters made the save to preserve the 3-1 win.
Martin led Johnson & Wales with four shots on goal and Brock added three shots on goal. Peters had two saves for JWU in the win.
The two teams will face off again on Sunday at 12:00pm at Aurora Sports Park.