JWU gets double overtime win

AJ Watters
AJ Watters

The Wildcats headed to Centenary College for a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Gents.

Centenary got their offense going early with Brandon Coder (Longmont, Colo.) making the save in the sixth minute on an attempt by Centenary's Gin Pau. Ali Mohamed (Djibouti, Djibouti) put a shot on target just a few seconds later but Centenary's Sami Borchalli got the stop. Coder stepped up big for Johnson & Wales midway through the first half, coming up with timely saves as the Gents continued to pressure the Wildcat's defense. Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) and AJ Watters (Aurora, Colo.) each had a shot on goal just before break that Borchalli saved to keep the game scoreless at the break.

Oscar Elias (Lake Elsinor, Calif.) had the first shot on goal of the second half but saw his attempt stopped by Borchalli. A pair of attempt by JWU in the 74th and 78th minutes were blocked by the Gent's defense as both sides continued to look for the go-ahead goal. An attempt by Alexis Araiza (Dallas, Texas) was saved by Borchalli just before the whistle to send the game into overtime.

In the 99th minute, Fowkes almost had the game winner but Borchalli made the save to keep the game going. The Gents opened the second overtime period with a shot that was saved defensively by the Wildcats. In the 109th minute, Fowkes passed a ball in that Kevin Zazueta (Aurora, Colo.) finished to the far post to give Johnson & Wales the overtime victory with 1:39 left on the clock.

Johnson & Wales had eight shots on goal in the game with Fowkes and Elias each putting two on frame. Coder had nine saves for JWU and the Wildcats had 22 total shots in the game.

JWU (4-4-1, 2-4-1 SCAC) will host University of Dallas (4-2-0, 3-1-0 SCAC) on Friday, October 5 at 2:00pm MT at Aurora Sports Park.