STANDISH, Maine - The women's soccer team saw their 12 match win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon at Saint Joseph's College of Maine. The Wildcats fell 2-1 in overtime.
JWU: 12-6, 10-1 GNAC
SJC: 13-2-2, 9-1-1 GNAC
Kayley Mattos (SJC): 2 goals
Jaclyn Larsen (JWU): 1 goal
Colleen Lynch (JWU): 7 saves
Junior Jaclyn Larsen opened up the scoring for the afternoon with the Wildcats lone goal in the 29th minute. The play was set-up by a foul called against the Monks that led to a penalty kick goal which Larsen buried into the back of the net. The host Monks answered quickly off the foot of Kayley Mattos five minutes later as the score went into half, tied 1-1. The Wildcats held the advantage in shots, 17-5, and had one of the only two corner kicks on the day in the opening stanza.
The second half saw back-and-forth action including a would-be game winner on frame by Olivia Cairrao that hit the crossbar at 60:51. The six combined saves by both keepers kept the match even through regulation. In overtime, JWU recorded the only shot on goal during play when a corner feed by Jordan Restivo ended up back on her foot only two and a half minutes into extra time but the attempt was turned away by the keeper Adia Grogan. The Wildcats were whistled for a foul in the box that led to their demise as Mattos connected and scored the golden goal to lift the hosts, 2-1.
The Wildcats have suffered a setback for the first time this month and their 12 game win streak ends as the longest among GNAC teams this season.
The Wildcats will host their Breast Cancer Awareness game on Wednesday night, October 30 when they host the AMCats of Anna Maria for a 7:30pm tilt. With a victory, JWU could secure the number one seed in the upcoming GNAC playoffs set to begin on November 2.
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