PLYMOUTH, N.H. –Johnson & Wales University junior Yohann Assouramou was in the right place at the right time. Erik Goncalves' shot ricocheted off the Plymouth State goalkeeper and right to Assouramou who put the ball in the back of the net to give the Wildcats a 2-1 overtime victory on Monday.
Plymouth State: 1-5
Johnson & Wales: 4-1
Plymouth State picked up the first goal of the game, but the Wildcats didn't wait long to even the contest at 1-1. At the 16:30 mark of the first half, Assouramou (Cotonou, Benin) collected Andrew Vecere's (Wayne, N.J.) free kick and pushed it past the PSU keeper on the lower right side for his first goal of the season.
Johnson & Wales had a 20-9 advantage in overall shots, but the Panthers put seven of theirs on goal, compared to six SOG by the Wildcats. JWU goalkeeper Nicholas Mancini (Toms Rivier, N.J.) came up with a season-high six saves.
The win was the Wildcats' first overtime victory since September 29, 2015, when JWU beat Springfield, 1-0, on a Vecere goal. Last season, Johnson & Wales tied all four games that went into overtime.
Johnson & Wales gets back into conference action on Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Suffolk.