The women's soccer team defeated Mount Ida, 4-3, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest on Monday afternoon. The Wildcats had four different scorers on the afternoon.
The Mustangs started the scoring for the day just 10:27 into the match as Rachel Reese put in a pass from Briana Tomaselli to give the hosts the early 1-0 lead. JWU responded shortly thereafter when junior Sarah Murphy (Huntington Station, N.Y.) netted her first goal of the year from 20 yards out on a pass from senior Samantha Adams (Denver, Colo.) at the 11:56 mark. The Mustangs answered the bell with back-to-back goals by Tomaselli and Hannah Brackett both before the end of the 20th minute. Both teams had nine shots in the first half and went into the locker room with the Wildcats trailing 3-1.
JWU cut the lead to one just three minutes into the second half when freshman Sara Kate Matthews (Northborough, Mass.) lofted a shot in from 40 yards out over the keepers head after a feed from Murphy. Freshman Emily McClarnon (Wakefield, R.I) knotted the game 3-3 when she headed in her seventh of the year after a free kick from junior Maggie Castle (Andover, N.J.). Junior Kayla Sypek (Westhampton, Mass.) connected on her second game-winning goal of the year in the 85th minute to give the Wildcats a 4-3 victory.
Johnson & Wales is now 5-8-2 and 3-4-1 in conference play while the Mustangs fall to 2-11 on the year and 1-7 in the GNAC. The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, October 19th when they host St. Joseph of Connecticut in GNAC action at 1:00 p.m.