SALEM, Mass. – With the GNAC Tournament starting on Sunday, the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team wanted to go into playoffs on a high note. The Wildcats got four goals from four different players as they went on the road to beat Salem State, 4-0, on Tuesday.
Johnson & Wales: 15-2-3
Salem State: 3-12-1
At the 18:08 mark, Johnson & Wales got the only goal it would need when Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) scored off the pass from Christina Schneider (Walden, NY). Selner has scored a goal in five out of the last six games. She's third in the conference with 17 goals and second at 39 points.
The Wildcats scored two insurance goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half, including the first goal of senior Anna Goerler's (Cutchogue, NY) career. Sophomore Deja Hursey (Columbia, Md.) added her 10th goal of the season with two seconds remaining in the game.
Johnson & Wales was very efficient with its scoring opportunities, finding the back of the goal on four of the nine shots it took. The Vikings had eight shots, four on goal, but JWU keepers Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) and Emily DeMelo (Seekonk, Mass.) turned them all away.
The Wildcats tied a school record with their 10th win in a row, matching the streak of the 2002 squad. The 15 victories are the second most in school history, trailing only the 18 wins by the 2000 team.
The GNAC Tournament kicks off Sunday when JWU plays host to Suffolk at 5 p.m.