PROVIDENCE, RI – Sideways rain couldn't slow down the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team. The Wildcats won their seventh game in a row with the 3-0 decision over UMass Dartmouth on Monday.
Johnson & Wales: 10-2
Johnson & Wales got the first goal of the game off a corner kick. Junior Christina Schneider (Walden, N.Y.) served the ball into the box and Deja Hursey (Columbia, Md.) headed it out of the air for the score.
Hursey added her second goal just before halftime. Olivia Pellegrino (Richmond, R.I.) snuck the ball past the UMD defense and Hursey buried it in the back of the net for her GNAC-leading 16th goal. Hursey is tied for fourth on the JWU single-season charts and has 33 career goals, ranking her fourth in JWU history.
Just nine minutes into the second half, Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) gave JWU a 3-0 lead. She put back the rebound of her own shot for her fifth goal of the year. Selner has 99 points in her JWU career.
The teams were fairly even in shots with JWU holding the 17-15 edge. The Corsairs did have more shots on goal (9-7), but couldn't put any in the net. Rookie Jenn Warnicke (Portage, Mich.) came on in the second half to make six saves.
The Wildcats get back into conference action on Wednesday when they travel to Suffolk for a 7 p.m. contest.