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Wildcats shut out on Sunday

Wildcats shut out on Sunday

The Wildcats took on Bethany College on Sunday afternoon for the second time this weekend.

Sunday's match got underway with both teams looking to feel one another out in the opening minutes. The Wildcats got two back to back chances as Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) sent a ball in that Bethany's Jordan Wells stopped. The rebound fell to the feet of Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, Texas) who put it back on frame but Wells came up again with the save. It was another 10 minutes before either team got a shot off as Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) made the stop on an attempt by Carissa Zubro. 

The Swedes went up 1-0 in the 29th minute as a pass up the middle by Zubro found Francesca Duckworth who was streaking towards the net. Duckworth shot the ball past Peters from 15 yards out. In the 33rd minute, the Swedes were called for a foul just outside the box. Chloe Arredondo (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) stepped up to take the shot that deflected off the crossbar and back into the field of play. The 'Cats weren't able to get the rebound back on frame and Bethany was able to clear it out. Brock forced Wells to make another save in the 40th minute as JWU looked for the equalizer.

In the second half, Asianna Harris (Las Vegas, Nev.) saw her 48th minute attempt go high as JWU looked to even the score. Martin had another attempt stopped in the 67th minute as the 'Cats controlled the possession and tempo. The Swedes doubled their lead in the 84th minute as a freekick was sent into the box and headed past Peters to put Bethany up 2-0. The Wildcats were unable to get another shot on target as Bethany held them off for the shutout win.

Brock led Johnson & Wales with three shots on goal and Peters made six saves for the Wildcats.

Johnson & Wales will host Tabor College on Friday at 3:00pm at Aurora Sports Park.