WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Two goals in the span of 45 seconds gave the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team a victory on Wednesday. The Wildcats got goals from Molly McCormack and Kyra Selner in the 61st minute to beat St. Joseph, 2-0.
Johnson & Wales: 8-2-3, 4-0-2 GNAC
St. Joseph: 5-6, 3-3 GNAC
Neither team scored for the first 60 minutes of the game. The Wildcats got on the board first when Selner (Sterling, Va.) sent in a crossing pass that was deflected off the USJ goalkeeper and right to McCormack (Livingston, NJ) who put it in at the 60:02 mark.
For good measure, Selner added an insurance goal just 45 seconds later to put JWU up 2-0. It's her second goal in three games and the fourth-straight game with at least one point. Selner's three points – her eighth multi-point game of the season – moved her into a tie for the GNAC lead at 22 points. She also rates second with nine goals.
From there, freshman goalie Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) stepped up as she made all four of her saves in the final 28 minutes. Johnson & Wales outshot the Blue Jays 13-8 with an 8-4 margin for shots on goal. It was Lynch's seventh shutout this season as her goals against average dropped to 0.60.
Johnson & Wale is home on Saturday when it takes on Mount Ida at 2:30 p.m.