PROVIDENCE, RI – The last two years, Norwich University has kept the Johnson & Wales University men's soccer team out of the GNAC finals. The Wildcats took advantage of their third opportunity and defeated the Cadets, 2-0, on Tuesday.
Johnson & Wales: 13-5-3
NU: Brendan Germano (L, 6-2-4) 4 saves
JWU: Nicholas Mancini (W, 6-2-1) 6 saves
The win sends the Wildcats to Saturday's GNAC Championship match at Saint Joseph's of Maine. Game time is TBA
A foul by Norwich in the box gave JWU a penalty kick in the fourth minute. Teagan Drake drilled it home to put JWU up 1-0.
Goalkeeper Nicholas Mancini made six saves to record his sixth shutout of the year.
Both teams matched up well against one another, leaving statistics near even in shots, 18-13, and corners, 6-5, with JWU getting the better of both.