Wildcats fall in overtime

Wildcats fall in overtime

Johnson & Wales welcomed Centenary College to Aurora Sports Park in their lone game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon.

JWU got the momentum early with a sixth minute goal from Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, Texas). Brock sent a ball from a Samantha Roybal (Littleton, Colo.) free kick to dead center and got the ball to deflect off the crossbar into the back of the net. The Ladies started to test the Wildcat's defense after the early goal but an attempt from Betzabet Bravo was blocked by JWU. Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) made the save on an attempt by Itzel Sigaran in the 18th minute as Centenary continued to press JWU. Roybal saw a shot she made deflect off the cross bar as Johnson & Wales looked to double their lead. Peters had another stop on an attempt by Bravo in the 28th minute with the Ladies still fishing for the equalizer.

Roybal forced Centenary's Avery Sanderson to make the stop on her 44th minute attempt with the Wildcats taking a 1-0 lead into the break.

Peters got the stop on a shot by Centenary's Emilee Byrd in the 53rd and Brock saw her shot saved by Sanderson in the 58th minute. Centenary finally broke through the JWU defense in the 78th minute with Kyra Montes taking  pass from Betzabet Bravo and shooting to the lower right from 10 yards out. With the game tied 1-1 at the end of regulation the two squads went into overtime to try to determine the winner. Johnson & Wales had the first attempt of overtime with Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) forcing Sanderson to make the save. Peters got the stop on an attempt by Bravo in the 96th minute and Martin again put one on target in the 97th that Sanderson stopped. Centenary found the back of the net in the 100th minute as Kyra Montes took a pass from Gabby Lovemore and sent it to the left of Peters to net the game winner.

Brock and Martin had two shots on goal each for Johnson & Wales and Peters finished with four saves. Sanderson had four saves for Centenary.

Johnson & Wales (6-7-0, 5-6-0 SCAC) will host Schreiner University (4-9-2, 3-8-1 SCAC) on Friday, October 26 at 6pm at Aurora Sports Park in their homecoming match. The Wildcats will honor seniors Asianna HarrisYesenia HernandezKassidy McKevitt, and Emily Smith prior to kickoff.