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'Cats light up the scoreboard at Bethel

'Cats light up the scoreboard at Bethel

Johnson & Wales wrapped up the weekend with an early afternoon contest at Bethel College on Sunday.

After seeing her first shot go wide to start the game for the Wildcats, Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, Texas) put the 'Cats on the board in the fifth minute, slotting a ball past Bethel's Kimberly McLaughlin to give JWU the early one goal advantage. With Brock's early shots the tone was set as the Wildcats didn't back down offensively.

Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Asianna Harris (Las Vegas, Nev.) put shots on frame in the sixth and ninth minutes as JWU controlled much of the possession. Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) was called into action in the 15th minute, making the save on an attempt by Kelsey Peterson. In the 24th minute, Emily Schmuckler (Prescott, Ariz.) sent a pass in to Harris who headed the ball and scored, giving Johnson & Wales a two goal lead.

Peters made her second save of the game shortly after the restart, making the stop and keeping her clean sheet going. Just before the half, Hailey Jensen (Gillette, Wyo.) pushed a ball through to Amanda Thoe (Montrose, Colo.) who put it past McLaughlin, giving JWU the 3-0 leadheaded into the break.

After the intermission, Martin scored her third of the season in the 56th minute, breaking free past the Threshers defense and putting in the back of the net. With the four goal advantage, JWU used the final 39 minutes to manage possession and keep Bethel off the scoresheet. The 'Cats finished the second half with seven shots on goal, including Martin's goal on their way to the 4-0 victory.

Brock had a career high six shots on goal and seven total attempts. Schmuckler added three shots on goal and collected an assist. Peters made both saves she was faced, notching her second straight shutout. Johnson & Wales finished the game with 21 shots on goal.

Johnson & Wales returns home next weekend, hosting Friends University on Friday at 1:00pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.