BOSTON – A second half barrage propelled the Johnson & Wales University men's soccer team to victory on Saturday. The Wildcats got three goals from three different players in the final 45 minutes on their way to a 4-1 victory over Suffolk.
Suffolk: 3-5, 1-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 6-1-2, 2-0-1 GNAC
For the second game in a row – and the third in four contests - freshman Jason Cruz (Providence, RI) scored a goal. He opened the scoring by putting back the rebound of Teagan Drake's (Waterbury, Vt.) shot in the 23rd minute.
Also scoring for the second-straight game was sophomore Andrew Vecere (Wayne, NJ). When Suffolk failed to clear Drake's corner kick, Vecere took the ball and buried in the back of the net for the eventual game-winning goal in the 56th minute. Vecere added an assist 20 minutes later when he fed Rob Zukofsky (Scotch Plains, NJ) to make it 3-1. Xavier Carty (Mt. Vernon, NY) scored his team-leading fifth goal in the 84th minute to put the game out of reach.
The JWU defense made it was a light day for senior Jon Robbins (Berkeley Heights, NJ) as he only had to make two saves to pick up his second victory. The Wildcats had a 27-9 lead in shots including 12-3 on goal. JWU also took 19 corner kicks, compared to nine for the hosts.
Johnson & Wales returns home on Sunday to face Roger Williams at 1 p.m.