Wildcats offense explodes for 11 goals at Fisher

Wildcats offense explodes for 11 goals at Fisher

Johnson & Wales University traveled to Boston on Wednesday for an conference match at Fisher College. This was the first meeting between the two programs.

Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) got the first shot on goal of the game just 42 seconds into action but the Falcon's keeper made the save. It was evident early that the Wildcats would control the tempo of the match as Arianna Flores (Goodyear, Ariz.) saw her attempt blocked in the third minute. Jordan Lairamore (Lakewood, Colo.) saw her shot on frame saved by the Falcon goalkeeper just a few minutes later.

Johnson & Wales continued to put pressure on the Falcon's defense and Kelsie Treloar (Conifer, Colo.) finally broke through in the 13th minute putting a ball past Fisher's Paige Ciavarro to put JWU on the board. In the 19th minute, Flores sent in a ball from the corner that Savanah Heinz (Aguanga, Calif.) headed in to put JWU up 2-0. A minute later the Falcon's were awarded a free kick from 20 yeards out and Holly Lesperance netted it above the outstretched hands of Victoria Diaz (San Dimas, Calif.).

Treloar took back the offense in the 22nd minute taking a ball from Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, Texas) and added JWU's third goal of the game and Treloar's second of the contest. Kassidy McKevitt (Fort Collins, Colo.) added two more goals in the 28th and 32nd minutes as the rout was on. Amanda Fischer (Littleton, Colo.) assisted on McKevitt's second goal. Johnson & Wales had 27 shots in the first half as they took a 5-1 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Wildcats continued to push their offensive tone as Brock put JWU up 6-1 in the 50th minute with an assist from Lairamore. In the 55th minute, Flores sent in a corner kick that deflected off the crossbar and into the goal mouth for the 7-1 advantage. Amanda Thoe (Montrose, Colo.) notched a pair of goals in the 65th and 71st minutes with Halle Hodgson (Westminster, Colo.) assisting on the second as Johnson & Wales led 9-1. In the 67th minute, Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) took over in goal for JWU, stepping onto the pitch for the first time as a Wildcat.

As the final minutes ticked away, Byanca Hernandez (Denver, Colo.) took a pass from Yesenia Hernandez (Denver, Colo.) and put it past Ciavarro to give the 'Cats a 10-1 lead in the 83rd minute. Byanca Hernandez returned the favor in the 88th minute sending a ball through to Yesenia Hernandez who scored the 'Cats 11th goal and giving them a 10 goal lead.

Johnson & Wales wrapped up the 11-1 victory with 27 shots on goal and 59 total attempts. Emily Schmuckler (Prescott, Ariz.) led JWU with four shots on goal. 

JWU will stay on the East Coast, traveling to Providence to take part in the 2016 JWU Cup. Denver will take on JWU's North Miami campus on Friday at 1:30pm ET.