Wildcats come up short at CC

Wildcats come up short at CC

Johnson & Wales wrapped up their road schedule for the 2018 season on Tuesday afternoon when they headed south to Colorado Springs to face the Tigers of Colorado College.

The host Tigers got their offense going early in the game, forcing Brandon Coder (Longmont, Colo.) to make the save on an attempt in the 2nd minute. CC kept the pressure up as they notched seven attempts through the opening 17 minutes of action. Oscar Elias (Lake Elsinor, Calif.) had the first attempt for JWU in the 19th minute, but his attempt went wide of frame. Austin Coder (Longmont, Colo.) sent a ball off target in the 25th minute as the Wildcats started to find some rhythm. Coder had four more saves over the final 20 minutes to keep the game scoreless. Alexis Araiza (Dallas, Texas) tested CC's Keller Mochel in the 38th minute but Mochel made the stop to keep the game tied 0-0 at the break.

Coder continued to setp up for the Wildcats as the second half got underway, making the save on an attempt by Robert Malone in the 50th minute. Colorado College broke through in the 60th minute with Will Mallory heading a cross from Keenan Amer down the center to give CC the 1-0 lead. After the Tiger's opening goal, the Wildcats stepped up their offense with Elias forcing a save by Mochel and Emad Mohammed (Darfur, Sudan) ringing a shot off the post in the 60th and 61st minutes. In the 83rd minute, Colorado College was called for a foul in the box setting up JWU for a penalty kick opportunity. Kyler Fowkes (Arvada, Colo.) converted the attempt to tie the game 1-1 with just over seven minutes to play.

The lead was short-lived though as Mallory subbed back in for the Tigers and scored from the right side to notch his second goal of the game just two minutes after the Wildcats tied the contest. A late attempt by Kyle Hernandez (Aurora, Colo.) was saved by Mochel as the Tigers held on for the 2-1 victory.

Elias had two shots for the Wildcats and JWU put four shots on frame. Coder had eight saves for Johnson & Wales in the loss. 

Johnson & Wales (5-8-1, 4-8-1 SCAC) will host Centenary College (2-12-2, 0-11-1 SCAC) on Sunday, October 21 at 11:00am MT at Aurora Sports Park.