'Cats come up short on Sunday

'Cats come up short on Sunday

Johnson & Wales wrapped up their home slate for the regular season with a loss to Morningside College on Sunday afternoon.

The Wildcats had two early attempts from Mitchel Erickson (Pueblo West, Colo.) as his 3rd minute attempt went high of goal and Tim Erdmann made the stop on his fifth minute try. Jacob Harder put the Mustangs up 1-0 at the other end taking a through ball and knocking it in to the left. Josh Costello (Gold Coast, Australia) tallied the equalizer in the 12th minute as Zach Peterschmidt (Colorado Springs, Colo.) sent in a long throw-in and Ben Flannery Bartlett (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) headed it across the box where Costello finished with another header.

Flannery Bartlett forced Erdmann to make another save in the 16th minute as JWU looked for the go ahead goal. Lucas Prolow (Evergreen, Colo.) had the next attempt on frame for the Wildcats but Erdmann had the 26th minute save. Jordan Collier (Plainfield, Ill.) made his first save of the match in the 34th minute to keep the match 1-1 headed into the break.

The Mustangs added a second goal just after the secong half got underway as Joao Soares put a ball past Collier 14 seconds into the period. Collier made the save on the 47th minute attempt by the Mustangs but they added a third goal less then a minute later with a header. 

Ty Stephens (League City, Texas) had his 50th minute attempt saved as JWU looked for their second of the contest. The Mustangs grabbed a three goal lead in the 52nd minute with an attempt to Collier's left. Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) came close in the 56th minute but Erdmann made the stop. Stephens and Flannery Bartlett continued to pepper the Mustang's defense but Erdmann made the stops. In the 66th minute, Costello netted his second goal of the game with Peterschmidt earning his second assist of the match.

Johnson & Wales did their best but couldn't make the comeback and dropped the 5-2 decision. Flannery Bartlett led Johnson & Wales with three shots on goal and the Wildcats outshot the Mustangs 19-12. Collier made two saves for JWU.

The Wildcats will close out the regular season next Saturday at Central Christian College.