PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Facing its second regionally ranked opponent in six days, the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team battled to the end, but couldn't come up with a victory. The Wildcats dropped a 2-1 decision to Brandeis on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales: 4-2
Johnson & Wales struck for the first goal just 58 seconds into the contest. Deja Hursey (Columbia, Md.) slid the ball to Olivia Cairrao (Bristol, R.I.) and she fired a shot from 15 yards out. The rookie has seven goals in her first six games.
Brandeis responded by scoring a pair of goals 93 seconds apart. Sasha Sunday got a deflection right in front of the goal and scored to tie the game at the 11:07 mark. Emily Thiem put the Judges ahead when her shot snuck into the top left-hand corner.
Neither team would break through for a goal the rest of the way. JWU goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Fairfield, Conn.) kept the Wildcats in the game by making 10 saves – the second-highest total of her career. The Judges had an 18-4 advantage in total shots as well as a 7-1 margin in corner kicks.
Johnson & Wales gets back into conference action on Wednesday when it travels to Albertus Magnus for a 6 p.m. contest.