PROVIDENCE, RI– For the second time in three days, 110 minutes wasn't enough time determine a winner for the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team. The Wildcats played Coast Guard Academy to a 2-2 non-conference tie on Monday.
Coast Guard: 3-3-2
Johnson & Wales: 5-2-2
Goals have been at a premium for the Wildcats of late. Prior to Monday, JWU had only scored two or more goals in one out of its last five games. The Wildcats got on the board twice in the first 45 minutes on Monday. Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) took a pass from Deja Hursey (Columbia, Md.) and scored from eight yards out to put JWU up 1-0.
After the Bears answered the first goal, junior Wendy Menchu-Lopez (Auburn, Wash.) scored her first goal of the year to give the Wildcats the lead back. She drilled a rocket from outside the box on the left-hand side that curved into the upper right-hand corner of the goal.
Each time Johnson & Wales took the lead, Coast Guard had an answer. Kali Borden scored five minutes after Selner and Riley Cassidy scored in the 82nd minute to send the game into overtime.
JWU had several chances to win the game as eight of its 34 shots came in the extra 20 minutes. The Wildcats kept Bears' goalie Rachel Boohar busy as she made 17 saves. JWU goalkeepers turned away eight shots, including five by freshman Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.).
The Wildcats continue their three-game home stand on Wednesday when they play host to Suffolk at 7 p.m.