Charlotte, NC – Johnson & Wales University's Women's Soccer Team faced a tough Methodist University at home today. The Wildcats fell in the end, 3-0.
Head Coach Matt Hisler appreciates the benefit of facing a quality opponent: "Methodist was a good team today. You can see why they made the NCAA tournament last year, they fight and battle for every ball and they work hard to force their opponent into mistakes. We need to learn from this game, apply our lessons and move forward."
Bella Nunu opened the scoring for the Monarchs (4-2) with a goal in the 12th minute. She picked the ball off of the defense and finished the 1v1 opportunity. After that, the game seemed to level, but Methodist grabbed a goal with the last touch of the first half to go into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
JWU looked re-invigorated in the second half. Jaedan Smith looked dangerous creating opportunities for the Wildcats (2-2), but JWU couldn't quite find the goal they needed to claw back into the game. An 84th minute penalty kick completed the scoreline for Methodist.
Kylie Priddy had 5 saves in goal for Johnson & Wales.
The Wildcats Women's Soccer Team plays next on Sept. 14 at Trinity Washington with a 5:00 pm scheduled kickoff.