PROVIDENCE, RI – Three first half goals by visiting Connecticut College was too much for the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team to overcome. The Wildcats dropped a 3-0 non-conference decision to the Camels on Monday.
Connecticut College: 3-0
Johnson & Wales: 3-1-1
Alex Baltazar: 2 Goals
Emily DeMelo: 10 saves, 3 GAA
Johnson & Wales was coming off a tough double overtime game against Lasell on Saturday and the Camels may have taken advantage of tired legs early in the game. CC's Alex Baltazar took a through ball from Michelle Medina and beat JWU keeper Emily DeMelo (Seekonk, Mass.) on the right side to open the scoring in the second minute. Baltazar added a second goal at the 26:46 mark on a rebound and Nicole Medina snuck one in 45 seconds later with her sister Michelle getting her second assist.
DeMelo got her first collegiate start in goal. She made a career-high 10 saves while giving up all three goals.
Connecticut College limited the Wildcats to only six shots while holding a 19-6 advantage, including 13-1 for shots on goal. Junior Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) recorded the only shot on goal for the hosts.
Johnson & Wales goes on the road for its next game when it travels to UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday for a 3:30 pm contest.