NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to Johnson & Wales on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
Johnson & Wales (10-5-0, 7-1-0 GNAC) got second half goals from Emily Zeblisky and Jordan Restivo to pull away from the Cadets after a scoreless first 60 minutes.
Zeblisky scored in the 63rd minute off a crossing pass from Jaclyn Larsen to give Johnson & Wales the lead for good. Zeblisky redirected a crossing pass from Larsen into the left corner of the net after she received the pass at the left post.
Restivo capped the scoring with her eighth of the season in the 88th minute with an assist from Victoria Patriarca. Patriarca found Restivo on the back post on a crossing pass from the right to pick up the assist.
JWU's second-half surge spoiled a tremendous effort from freshman Kim Watt (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) in goal for the Cadets. She made a career-high 13 saves for the Cadets to keep JWU's powerful offense at bay for a large portion of the game.
JWU outshot Norwich 25-6 in the game and had seven corner kicks to the Cadets' zero. Sophomore Sydney Rocheville (Salem, Mass.) led Norwich with three shots on goals. Karyssa Lachance (Gorham, N.H.) added another one for NU.
Norwich (6-4-1, 3-4-1 GNAC) will look to break its five-game winless streak at Regis on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in league action. The Cadets desperately need a result to keep their chances alive in the GNAC playoff hunt.