JWU closed out their road schedule on Sunday afternoon with an afternoon contest against Texas Lutheran.
Texas Lutheran pressured the Wildcat's defense early in the match but saw their early attempts off target. Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) made the save on an attempt by Raquel Morris in the 14th minute to keep TLU off the scoreboard. A minute later, Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) put a shot on goal that forced he Bulldog's Stephanie Barrientos to make the save. Peters continued to step up for Johnson & Wales and made three saves over a five minute period. Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, Texas) had her 39th minute attempt saved as both sides continued to look for the first goal.
In the second half, TLU had two early attempts blocked by the Wildcat's defense but continued to keep the pressure on JWU. In the 56th minute, Mariela Candelario scored off a corner kick as her attempt deflected off the post and into the back of the net, giving TLU the 1-0 lead. Molly Sharples (Henderson, Colo.) nearly got the equalizer in the 68th, but TLU's Barrientos made the stop. JWU stepped up their offense late in the game as the looked to send it to extra time, but weren't able to tie the contest, falling 0-1.
Martin and Brock each had two shots for Johnson & Wales and Peters made 10 saves for JWU in the loss.
Next up: Johnson & Wales (6-6-0, 5-5-0 SCAC) will host Centenary College (8-5-0, 5-5-0 SCAC) on Sunday, October 21 at 1pm at Aurora Sports Park.