Pineville, NC - Lana Truese and Danielle Doyle combined for three early goals to spark the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team to a 3-1 home victory over John Wesley University on Wednesday night at the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex.
Truese finished with two goals and and an assist for the Wildcats (3-0), while Doyle added a goal and two assists on the evening.
"I was impressed with how well the players applied the adjustments that were suggested," said head coach Matt Hisler. "A few players raised their level of play. As a staff, we couldn't be happier for them."
Truese opened the scoring in the ninth minute, racing onto a long ball from Doyle before taking a touch and beating John Wesley goalkeeper Kaitlyn Hunt for the early advantage.
Doyle made it 2-0 for Johnson & Wales in the 15th minute off a combination with Truese, finishing from 20 yards out, and would set up Truese for a one-time finish in the 26th minute to make it 3-0.
John Wesley pulled one back in the 27th minute, as Kelsie Simpson pounced on a defensive error by the Wildcats to make it 3-1.
Wildcats goalkeeper Kylie Priddy picked up her third win of the season, making four saves on the night.
Johnson & Wales will resume play on Sept. 20 when they travel to Greensboro, NC, to play Guilford College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.