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Men's Soccer Stay Unbeaten with Win in Boston

Men's Soccer Stay Unbeaten with Win in Boston

Boston, M.A. – The Johnson & Wales University men's soccer team took to Boston to pay visit to conference foe Emmanuel College on Wednesday night.  The weather would challenge both teams as rain would be on the menu for plenty of the match.  In the end, a big first half of scoring for the Wildcats doubled with a solid second half defense were the ingredients  for the tough road victory.



Emmanuel: 6-5 (3-2-0 GNAC)

Johnson & Wales: 10-2 (5-0 GNAC)

Statistical Leaders:

Nick Gutekunst (JWU) : 2 goals, 2 assists

JP Rioux (JWU) : 1 goal

Kyle King (EC) : 1 goal


EC: Vincent Conelli (L, 3-3) 3 saves

JWU: Austin Scoggin (W, 8-2) 5 saves 


Of Note:

Fireworks erupted early for the Wildcats as they struck at the 8th minute when JP Rioux scored his eighth goal of the year with a pass from Nick Gutekunst.  It's Rioux's 13th goal as a Wildcat and also his 33rd point of his two year career.  Gutekunst's assist was only his fifth of his career at the time, but he would do more in the moments to follow in the match.  

At the 12th minute, Gutekunst would find his first goal of the contest with a helper from Shox Madjidov.  Eight minutes later, Saint's Kyle King would cut into the 2-0 deficient and get his fourth goal on the season.  Gutekunst would not be denied, however, as in the 44th minute he would close off the first half with his second goal, his eighth of the year, to maintain the two point advantage for JWU.     

The second half found both teams getting a shot past the keepers to finish the score at 4-2.  Riley Spotton landed his goal at the 52nd minute of the second half with the assist from Gutekunst.  Kyle Monaghan posted an unassisted goal at the 74th minute, but that was all the Saints could muster to finish the match.  

The Wildcats peppered the Saint keeper 16 to 7 while the corner kicks were even at four.


Next Game:

The Wildcats host Anna Maria on Saturday at 1 p.m. as JWU men's soccer continues their Great Northeast Athletic Conference schedule.