NASHAU, NH – Multiple goal games are becoming the norm for the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team. Deja Hursey has two in her last three games and Kyra Selner added one on Monday. Selner scored twice in the second half to give the Wildcats a 2-0 win over Rivier.
Johnson & Wales: 10-2-3, 6-0-2 GNAC
River: 3-7-2, 2-6 GNAC
Neither team found the back of the net during the opening 45 minutes. Johnson & Wales came out and established itself on both ends of the field in the second half. Selner (Sterling, Va.) got JWU on the board when she took a pass from Gabriella Weithofer (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and scored in the 49th minute.
Fifteen minutes later, Taylor Hopkins (Warminster, Pa.) found Selner and she added an insurance goal at the 74:03 mark. It's her 11th goal of the season – the ninth most on the JWU single-season charts - and the second time this year she's scored twice in a game. Selner is second in the GNAC for goals and points (27).
Johnson & Wales played stifling defense in the second half as the Raiders did not get a shot off in the final 45 minutes. JWU had a 24-5 advantage in shots, including 11-3 on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) – who was named GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday – only had to make three saves to record her 10th victory of the year, which is fourth all-time at JWU.
For the third year in a row, Johnson & Wales has won at least 10 games. It's the first time in school history that the Wildcats have won 10 or more games in three-straight seasons.
JWU is back at home on Wednesday to take on Rhode Island College at 7 p.m. It's the Wildcats Breast Cancer Awareness game with JWU wearing pink socks and accepting donations.