'Cats battle to double-overtime draw

'Cats battle to double-overtime draw

The Wildcats hosted the University of Jamestown on Sunday to wrap up the weekend of home contests.

Ben Flannery Bartlett (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) got the first shot on target in the seventh minute, forcing UJ's Jake Askew to make the save. Flannery Bartlett felt the momentum early as he headed another shot off the crossbar in the 13th minute as JWU controlled the early chances.

Jordan Collier (Plainfield, Ill.) was called into action in both the 19th and 24th minute and made the stops on both attempts by Ben Prochniak. The two teams traded attempts that were off target before Collier had to step up and make the save on a shot by Jacob Scotte-Hatherly in the 35th minute. 

In the second half, the Jimmies started the period with a pair of shots wide of frame but they felt they had the momentum to begin the half. Mark Ramirez-Tapia (Longmont, Colo.) forced Caleb Gwerder to make the defensive save in the 55th minute.

The Jimmies wrapped up regulation with just one more shot on target but Collier easily made the stop. In the first overtime period, neither team held possession very long to put together a run until Flannery Bartlett had another shot on frame in the 98th minute but Askew made the save.

The second overtime period had JWU send two shots wide of frame but couldn't find the late game winner.

Flannery Bartlett led all players with five total attempts and he put two shots on goal. Collier made four saves to earn the Wildcat's eighth clean sheet of the season.

Johnson & Wales travels to California this week where they'll take on #22 Marymount and Hope International University.