JWU falls at #9 Trinity

JWU falls at #9 Trinity

Johnson & Wales closed out the weekend on Sunday afternoon, taking on #9 Trinity University at Paul McGinlay Field.

The hosts started to pepper the Wildcat's defense early but JWU was able to force the Tigers to send their shots off frame in the opening minutes. The Tigers went up 1-0 in the 10th minute off an attempt by Austin Michaelis. Brandon Coder (Longmont, Colo.) had a pair of saves in the 14th and 15th minutes to keep it a one goal contest. In the 25th minute, Alexis Araiza (Dallas, Texas) forced TU's Blake Lieberman to make the stop on his attempt as the Wildcats looked for the equalizer. At the break, Trinity University held a 3-0 advantage and Coder had collected nine saves in the opening 45 minutes.

The Tigers added a pair of goals just after the start of the second half to extend their lead to 5-0. Coder continued to come up with big saves as Trinity continued to pressure JWU's defense. Oscar Elias (Lake Elsinor, Calif.) saw his attempt saved in the 61st minute as Johnson & Wales continued to look to get on the board. The Tigers had a few more attempts off target late in the game with Trinity taking the 7-0 win.

Araiza and Elias each had a shot on goal for Johnson & Wales and Coder had 15 saves for JWU.

The Wildcats (3-4-1, 1-4-1 SCAC) will head to Centenary College (1-7-1, 0-6-1 SCAC) on Sunday, September 30 at 11am MT.