Takoma Park, MD - Despite a spirited comeback attempt, the Johnson & Wales University Women's Soccer Team dropped a close match on the road at NAIA opponent Washington Adventist University (1-0) Thursday night, 2-1.
The Wildcats went down 2-0 in the first half with both goals coming from the Shock's Jennifer Santos. Johnson & Wales created some quality opportunities in the second half, and finally closed the gap late in the period. Danielle Doyle converted from the spot after the Wildcats (1-1) earned a penalty kick. JWU continued challenging until the final whistle, but the team came up just short in the end.
Head Coach Matt Hisler had this to say after the match, "It was a tough game. Washington Adventist was much improved and they took their chances well. The team pushed hard for the equalizer, but unfortunately we ran out of time. I was impressed with our effort, we need to continue to raise our level of play."
The Wildcats will play WAU again on Oct. 18, but are next in action on Friday, Sept. 7 at William Peace University. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:00 pm.