Takoma Park, MD - The Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team overcame an early defecit to claim a 3-1 season opening win at Washington Adventist on Sunday in Takoma Park, MD.
Sophomore Lana Truese had a hand in all three goals, scoring twice and added an assist for the Wildcats (1-0).
Just eight minutes in, the hosts took a 1-0 lead as Karis Powell finished a breakaway on an assist from Cristina Reyes. However, a solo effort from Truese 10 minutes later would restore parity. The striker took a throw-in from Sabrina Dulaney, beating her defender and forcing a save from goalkeeper Laura Perez before finishing her own rebound.
In the 31st minute, Truese again caused havoc, winning the ball in advanced area before laying it off for midfielder Danielle Doyle to finish from 20 yards to claim a 2-1 lead.
Truese would add an insurance goal just over two minutes into the second half, beating two more defenders before curling her effort inside the back post to make it 3-1.
Junior goalkeeper Kylie Priddy made six saves for Johnson & Wales, collecting her first win of the season. The Wildcats outshot Washington Adventist 24-11 on the day and forced nine saves from Perez.
Johnson & Wales will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Lancaster, SC, to play USC-Lancaster. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.