Johnson & Wales began their East Coast roadtrip with a conference matchup at Fisher College on Wednesday.
Jesus Mojardin (Tijuana, Mexico) got JWU's offense going early as his first attempt went wide in the second minute and his next shot was blocked less then a minute later. Fisher College tested Jordan Collier (Plainfield, Ill.) in the fifth minute but Collier made the save to keep the game 0-0. In the ninth minute, Ben Flannery Bartlett (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) headed a ball off the crossbar and Josh Costello (Gold Coast, Australia) headed his rebound wide.
Collier made back to back saves in the 13th and 14th minutes to keep the clean sheet going. Tanner Hoffman (Sioux Falls, S.D.) notched his first goal of the season in the 15th minute, took a pass from Christian Gallegos (Alvin, Texas) and put it past Fisher's Eliseu DePina. Both teams traded shots in the 23rd and 28th minutes as the offenses kept being met by strong defenses.
Flannery Bartlett broke through in the 36th minute, putting a ball from Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) past DePina to give JWU a 2-0 lead. Austin Collier (Plainfield, Ill.) put a shot on frame just before the break but DePina made the save for Fisher.
Mojardin took another shot at goal in the 49th minute but saw hit attempt saved. Jordan Collier made the save in the 57th minute to keep Fisher College off the board. In the 64th minute, Gallegos got his first goal of the season with Fowkes earning the assist, as the 'Cats went up 3-0. Gallegos and Fowkes each had another shot on goal but both attempts were saved.
In the 75th minute, Michael Genge (Thornton, Colo.) stepped into goal for Johnson & Wales, standing between the sticks for the first time in a Wildcat uniform. Andy Siddoway (Sandy, Utah) sent a ball up to Nick Darnell (Burlingame, Calif.) who notched the 'Cats fourth goal and his first of the season.
Genge made his first collegiate save in the 78th minute, stopping an attempt by Fisher's Edson Bazil. Genge saved another attempt in the 86th minute to keep the 'Cats clean sheet and preserve the shutout in JWU's 4-0 win.
Austin Collier had a team high three shots on goal for Johnson & Wales as the 'Cats put 13 shots on target. Jordan Collier made five saves for JWU and Genge came up with two saves for the Wildcat's second clean sheet of the season.
Johnson & Wales will head to Providence for the weekend where they will take part in the JWU Cup. The four campus tournament will see Denver take on the Charlotte campus on Friday at 4:30pm ET.