Wildcats & Leopards Play to 1-1 Tie

Wildcats & Leopards Play to 1-1 Tie

PROVIDENCE – Overtime is becoming a common occurrence for the Johnson & Wales University men's soccer team. For the third time in four home games this year, the Wildcats went to double overtime as they played Wentworth to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Wentworth: 2-2-2
Johnson & Wales: 3-1-1

Statistical Leaders:
Erik Schneider (JWU): 1 Goal
Drew DeCoste (WIT): 1 Goal
Nicholas Mancini (JWU): 1 Save, 1 Goal
Matthew Sekerak (WIT): 5 Saves, 1 Goal

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales had plenty of scoring opportunities as they outshot the visitors 17-6 with six shots on goal, compared to just two for Wentworth. Down 1-0, Erik Schneider (Plantsville, Conn.) tied the game with his first collegiate goal at the 62:51 mark. He headed in Xavier Carty's (Mt. Vernon, NY) pass off the restart.

The Wildcats stingy defense limited Wentworth's scoring opportunities. After Drew DeCoste gave the Leopards a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute, WIT did not have another shot on goal until three minutes into the second overtime. Wentworth keeper Matthew Sekerak made five saves for the visitors.

Dating back to last season, Johnson & Wales has only given up four goals in its last eight contests at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics complex. The Wildcats are undefeated at home in their last 11 games.

Next Game:
JWU is back at home on Wednesday when it welcomes Elms for a 4 p.m. kick off.