JWU shuts out Southwestern on Sunday

JWU shuts out Southwestern on Sunday

The Wildcats closed out the weekend with a 2-0 victory over Southwestern College on Sunday afternoon.

An attempt by Southwestern went wide just 39 seconds into the game as the Moundbuilders looked to get on the board early. In the 10th minute, Ben Flannery Bartlett (Lake Minnetonka, Fla.) sent a header wide of frame as Johnson & Wales looked to get on the board. In the 21st minute, Riley Shea (Broomfield, Colo.) forced Dean Wilson to make a save on his attempt. Ivan Torres (Houston, Texas) got his first goal of the season in the 23rd minute as a pass into the box deflected off the Southwestern goalkeeper and to Torres who put it back on frame and into the back of the net. Wilson had to make another save in the 26th minute on an attempt by Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.). Torres looked to double his goal count in the 29th minute but Wilson came up with the stop.

The Wildcats continued to pepper the Moundbuilders with shots as Oscar Elias (Lake Elsinor, Calif.), Alexis Araiza (Dallas, Texas) and Flannery Bartlett all had their shots saved by Wilson as the 'Cats took a 1-0 lead into the break.

In the second half, Shea and Elias each had a shot on goal saved in the opening 12 minutes of the period as Johnson & Wales looked for an insurance goal. Mark Ramirez-Tapia (Longmont, Colo.) found the breathing room the Wildcats were looking for as he found a loos ball in the box and put it to the right of the keeper to give JWU the 2-0 advantage. Michael Genge (Broomfield, Colo.) made stops in the 76th and 77th minutes as Southwestern tried to fight their way back into the game.

The Wildcat's defense was able to hold off a rally by the Moundbuilders to preserve the 2-0 win and capture their second victory of the weekend.

Five different players had two shots on goal and Genge made the two saves needed to collect his second clean sheet of the season.

The 'Cats will have some time off before they host Colorado College on September 19 at 6pm at Aurora Sports Park.