Washington, D.C. - The JWU Women's Soccer Team took on Trinity Washington University on Saturday, displaying a dominant performance en route to a 5-0 win.
The Wildcats, currently polling at #6 in the latest USCAA D2 Coaches Poll, would open the scoring in the 22nd minute when Brooklyn Cathey found senior Lana Truese for the goal. Not even three minutes later, Maira Teruel connected with Emily Richard for the first goal of her collegiate career. The 35th minute was déjà vu, as Cathey again found Truese to take the game into halftime 3-0. It was Truese's eight goal on the season and Cathey's fifth assist.
In the second half, Cathey would net her own goal on a Jaedan Smith assist in the 54th minute. Smith would collect an unassisted goal in the 67th minute to cap the day's scoring and take her season total to 12 goals, good for third in USCAA D2.
Despite having six players out, Johnson & Wales displayed a balanced attack throughout. The Wildcats outshot their opponent 38-6 for the game, including 26-3 on goal. While the defense limited the Tigers opportunities, goalkeeper Sarah Bartlett was ready when called upon, saving all three on-frame attempts from TWU.
"This is always a tough place for us to play. We showed good perseverance and the players worked hard for each other," stated JWU Head Coach Matt Hisler. "We have a different challenge in our next game and we will need to rise to the occasion."
The Wildcats move to 3-4-1 on the season and travel to Piedmont International on October 2nd for a 5:00 pm kick-off.