PROVIDENCE, RI – It appears Johnson & Wales University women's soccer player Deja Hursey is hitting her stride. After recording her first collegiate hat trick last week, the sophomore scored twice on Saturday as the Wildcats took down visiting Mount Ida, 3-0.
Mount Ida: 3-9, 1-6 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 9-2-3, 5-0-2 GNAC
Johnson & Wales got on the board less than 10 minutes into the game. Sophomore Christina Schneider (Walden, NY) launched a corner kick towards the goal that Hursey (Columbia, Md.) headed into the goal. Schneider factored into the second goal of the game when her crossing pass found freshman Molly McCormack (Livingston, NJ) and McCormack headed it in for the second tally.
The Wildcats continued their offensive pressure in the second half, outshooting the visitors 17-0 in the final 45 minutes. Hursey got her second goal of the afternoon in the 59th minute. Junior SaraKate Matthews (Northborough, Mass.) set up the score with a through ball that Hursey tapped in for the goal.
Despite not having to a make a save all day, freshman goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) picked up the victory. The Wildcats had a 29-1 margin for shots, including 15-0 on goal. Keeping the Mustangs in the match was goalie Annamarie Seiler as she made 15 saves.
The Wildcats go on the road Monday to take on Rivier at 1 p.m.