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USJ Plays Scoreless Tie at JWU

USJ Plays Scoreless Tie at JWU

Providence, R.I. – The University of Saint Joseph soccer team played Johnson & Wales to a double-overtime scoreless tie in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action Saturday at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex on Saturday afternoon.

USJ is now 9-4-2 on the season and 5-2-1 in the GNAC. The
Wildcats of Johnson & Wales are 5-8-3 and 3-4-2 in conference play.

St. Joseph held a 9-6 shot advantage at the end of the first half with its best opportunity coming late when a shot taken by Nicole Mendelson (Southbury, Conn.) deflected off goalkeeper Alexa Rose's fingers and was kicked away by a defender at the goal line. Junior Kayla Sypek had the Wildcats best opportunity in the 38th minute when she struck a shot that hit the crossbar and was then kicked away by the defense. 

The second half was much of the same as each team had ample opportunities to score but couldn't manage to find the back of the net. JWU controlled most of the action in the half, gathering nine shots to the Blue Jays three. In overtime, JWU outshot USJ, 5-1 and 20-13 for the game.

Patricia Nolan (Portland, Conn.) generated four of USJs 13 shots and Sara Barnick (Watertown, Conn.) and Mendelson had three apiece. Melissa Dodge (Watertown, Conn.) made five saves for her eighth shutout of the season.

St. Joseph hosts Emmanuel, Wed. October 23 at 3:30 p.m.