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Wildcats Power Past Raiders 5-0

Wildcats Power Past Raiders 5-0

NASHAU, NH – The Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team wrapped up the regular season with its second-straight shutout. The Wildcats went on the road to defeat Rivier University, 5-0.

Rivier: 3-11, 2-10 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 13-6-1, 10-2 GNAC

RU: Kasey Smith (L, 3-11) 11 saves
JWU: Colleen Lynch: (W, 13-6-1) 1 save

Statistical Leaders:

Olivia Cairrao (JWU): 2 goals
Victoria Patriarca (JWU): 1 goal (GW), 1 assist

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales will be the third seed for the upcoming GNAC Tournament. The Wildcats will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday, October 27. Opponent and game time are TBA.

The 10 conference victories tie a school record while the 13 overall wins are the fifth-most in program history.

The only goal JWU would need came in the 35th minute. Rookie Victoria Patriarca got the loose ball from a scrum in front of the net and drove it home for the score.

Less than five minutes later, Olivia Cairrao scored the first of her two goals with a laser from 25 yards out. The Bristol, RI, native scored again in the second half to up her 2018 goal total to 13, the second-highest in the GNAC.

JWU's defense was stout all day as the Raiders were limited to only two shots with goalkeeper Colleen Lynch stopping the only shot on goal.