NORTHFIELD, Vt. – In the span of 48 seconds, Johnson & Wales University women's soccer player Kyra Selner tallied a pair of goals and they were both game winners. The junior scored in the opening minute at Norwich on Sunday and it held up as the game-winner in the 3-0 victory against the Cadets.
Johnson & Wales: 5-1-1, 1-0-1 GNAC
Norwich: 1-4-1, 0-2 GNAC
On Wednesday at UMass Dartmouth, Selner (Sterling, Va.) scored the only goal of the game 2:31 into overtime. She tagged the Cades for a goal in the first minute of play then scored again in the 52nd minute. Selner has scored a goal in four of her last five games to move up to second in the GNAC for goals (six) and points (13).
Between the JWU defense and freshman goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.), the Wildcats have been virtually impossible to score upon. The rookie turned away both shots she faced to record her second shutout in a row. Lynch leads the GNAC in goals against average (0.16) and save percentage (.962).
JWU is the GNAC's top defensive team, limiting opponents to just 0.55 goals per game. The Wildcats' five shutouts this year is just one short of their entire total from the 2015 season.
For good measure, junior Gabriella Weithofer (East Longmeadow, Mass.) scored an insurance goal at the 73:49 mark. She has doubled her goal production from all of last year.
JWU goes on the road Wednesday to take on Keene State at 6 p.m.