Johnson & Wales Routs ENC 5-0

Johnson & Wales Routs ENC 5-0
PROVIDENCE, RI – After a less than stellar start of the season on offense over the weekend, the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team found its groove on Wednesday. The Wildcats got five goals from five different players as they beat Eastern Nazarene, 5-0.

Records:
Eastern Nazarene: 0-3
Johnson & Wales: 3-0

Statistical Leaders:
Kyra Selner (JWU): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Gabriella Weithofer (JWU): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Catherine Nolan (JWU): 1 Goal (GW)


Of Note:
After a scoreless first 23 minutes, Johnson & Wales struck for three goals over the next 16 minutes. Catherine Nolan (Center Moriches, NY) scored the first goal of her career at the 23:18 mark. Gabriella Weithofer (East Longmeadow, Mass.) found the back of the net - matching her entire goal total from 2015 – off the pass from Anna Goerler (Cutchogue, NY) then Janelle Charron (Coventry, RI) tallied her first goal as a Wildcat two minutes later to make it 3-0.

For good measure, veterans Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) and Deja Hursey (Columbia, Md.) added second-half goals to seal the victory. Selner, who added an assist to tie Weithofer for the team lead with three points, has scored in two of the first three games this season.

Through the first three games of her collegiate career, JWU goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) has not given up a goal. She turned away both shots she faced while running her scoreless streak to 259:47 minutes. It's the longest shutout streak since a run of 300.15 minutes during the 2014 season.

Johnson & Wales had a decided 31-5 advantage in shots, including 14-2 for shots on goal. The Lions' Anastasia Swift made nine saves and Katherine Lawrence had a pair of shots, including a point-blank opportunity in the second half that was turned away by Lynch.

Next Game:
Johnson & Wales goes on the road for the first time in 2016 on Saturday when it travels to Lasell for a 1 p.m. contest. The Lasers were picked to win the GNAC in the preseason coaches poll.