The field hockey squad notched their fourth shutout in the last five games with a 4-0 victory against Bay Path at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
The two teams battled through a scoreless first half despite Johnson & Wales holding a commanding 19-1 advantage in shots for the stanza.
JWU was able to get on the board in the 43rd minute when junior Gina Olini (Matawan, N.J.) buried a shot into the back of the net after a pass from freshman Katarina Brunette (Cohoes, N.Y.). The Wildcats upped the lead to 2-0 at the 46:21 mark after freshman Shaina Thompson (Delmar, Del.) put in her own rebounded shot. In the 61st minute, JWU pushed it to a three goal lead as Brunette put in a shot with an assist from Thompson to make the score 3-0. JWU capped off the scoring for the day as freshman Giovanna Ciavardoni (Latham, N.Y.) scored her team-best ninth goal of the season, putting in a pass from Olini at the 67:43 mark en route to the 4-0 victory.
Freshman Shannon Yoder (Boyertown, Pa.) recorded the shutout in net for JWU while junior Anna Meyer (Millbrook, N.Y.) had 24 saves in the loss for Bay Path.
With the victory the Wildcats improve to 7-5 on the season while Bay Path drops to 0-9 for the year. JWU will return to action on Sunday, October 12th when they travel to Colby-Sawyer for a non-conference contest starting at 1:00 p.m.