Women’s Soccer sink to JWU, 4-1.
Following a devastating 5-0 loss to Western Connecticut last weekend, the Anchorwomen have lost their second game in a row. Last Wednesday night saw Rhode Island College fall to host Johnson and Wales.
The game started off in RIC’s favor. Just over 16 minutes into the contest, sophomore forward Oliva Capraro capitalized on a cross from classmate and midfielder Eleni Grammas to score the team’s only goal of the game.
Roughly six minutes later, the hosts scored their first of four goals in the game. Freshman midfielder Catherine Nolan assisted junior forward Kyra Selner who notched the equalizer for the Wildcats.
Eight minutes later at the 30-minute mark, JWU would break the tie they had created. Johnson and Wales took a corner kick that resulted in a goal credited to Nolan. The Anchorwomen would walk off the field at halftime down 2-1 while the Wildcats walked off with the lead and an 8-4 shot advantage over the visitors.
Coming back to the field in the second half, it did not take long for the Anchorwomen to regain some steam. RIC dominated possession and outshot their hosts 4-1. While the Anchorwomen were creating scoring opportunities, the lights at Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletic Complex mysteriously went out. This resulted in a twenty minute delay of the game until the power was turned back on.
When play resumed, the Wildcats were awarded a corner kick. Sophomore forward Deja Hursey (Columbia, MD) won the ball and fired a shot from outside the box to make the score 3-1 for Johnson and Wales.
In the 75th minute, freshman midfielder Molly McCormack closed out scoring for the game when she drilled the ball in the net for the fourth goal for the Wildcats. The Anchorwomen never regained momentum following the restoration of power at the stadium. The hosts left the pitch with a wild 24-9 shot advantage over RIC who left the field defeated. Final score: 4-1.
Wildcat goalie, freshman Colleen Lynch, made five blocks for JWU while RIC’s Brianna Sousa made ten saves in her first start. While the road seems a bit bumpy, the Anchorwomen have it in them to get the ball rolling again.