Women's Soccer Suffers 2-1 Setback Against Suffolk

Women's Soccer Suffers 2-1 Setback Against Suffolk

The women's soccer team dropped a hard fought 2-1 decision against Suffolk in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest on the road on Wednesday evening.

After a scoreless first half of play, Taylor Miranda got Suffolk on the board four minutes into the second period with a blast from 15 yards away for the game's first goal.  In the game's seventy-third minute Miranda would strike again for what would turn out to be the eventual game winning goal.

Johnson & Wales put together several scoring opportunities in the final minutes of the game.  With less than four minutes remaining, junior Kayla Sypek (Westhampton, Mass.) got the Wildcats on the board with her seventh goal of the season to cut the Suffolk lead in half.  The Wildcats would put together four shots in the final nine minutes of action, including Sypek's goal as they controlled much of the offensive tempo in the final minutes of action. Freshman Emily McClarnon's (Wakefield, R.I.) bid to tie the game with twelve seconds remaining in regulation came just shy as her shot sailed wide of the net.

Sophomore Cassie Collins (Oswego, N.Y.) made six saves in the lloss for JWU while Melissa Broulliette had five saves in the win for Suffolk.

The loss drops Johnson & Wales to a 4-7-2 overall mark on the season and 2-3-1 mark in GNAC he play while Suffolk improves to 4-7 on the year with a 4-2 mark in league play.  The Wikdcats will return to action on Saturday when they host Lasell in a GNAC contest at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex at 3:30 p.m.