Wildcats fall in double overtime

Wildcats fall in double overtime

The Wildcats returned to Aurora Sports Park for the first of three home weekends this month as they welcomed University of Dallas.

The first shot of the game saw Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) take an attempt on UD's Sean Carlin in the fourth minute, but Carlin made the stop to keep the Wildcats off the board. Fowkes had another try three minutes later but his attempt was blocked by the Crusader's defense. University of Dallas tested JWU's Alexis Araiza (Dallas, Texas) in the 21st, 30th and 33rd minutes but Araiza made all three stops to keep the game scoreless. The two squads traded possession of the ball for much of the final minutes of the half with Araiza coming up with one more stop in the 39th minute that kept the game 0-0 heading into the break.

Brandon Coder (Longmont, Colo.) took over in goal to start the second half and came up with the stop in the 48th minute to keep the scoreboard empty. The two sides continued to trade possession for the rest of regulation with Ali Mohammed (Djibouti, Djibouti) having a late attempt blocked by UD. Neither squad saw much success in the first overtime period, forcing the game to go into a second overtime.

Dallas sent their first attempt wide left in the 104th minute as they started to find some momentum. Andrew Ciancone took a pass from Nat Kajiwara and crossed it to the bottom left corner in the 107th minute, giving the Crusaders the 1-0 double overtime victory.

Fowkes had the one shot on goal for Johnson & Wales and Araiza had four saves for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats (4-5-1, 2-5-1 SCAC) will host Austin College (4-4-2, 3-4-1 SCAC) on Sunday at 12:00pm MT at Aurora Sports Park.