Monks & Wildcats Play to 0-0 Stalemate

Monks & Wildcats Play to 0-0 Stalemate

Providence, R.I. – With home field advantage on the line for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs, the Johnson & Wales University men's soccer team hosted #24 Saint Joseph's College at the Scotts Miracle Gro Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon. JWU needed to tie or win to hold the top seed and accomplished their goal of hosting throughout the second season with the 0-0 result.  


Saint Joseph's (ME): 13-1-3 (8-0-2 GNAC)

Johnson & Wales: 14-2-1 (9-0-1 GNAC)

Statistical Leaders:

JWU - Nick Gutekunst: 2 shots on goal

SJC – Jackson Taylor, Cody Elliott, Jason Umbehr: 2 shots on goal


SJC - David Walbridge (T, 12-1-3) 4 saves

JWU - Austin Scoggin (T, 12-2-1) 8 saves

Of Note:

There clearly was a playoff atmosphere throughout this match as both teams were physical, skilled, and aggressive.  The first portion of the opening half found both teams feeling each other out as the ball travelled mostly at midfield.  From there, the Monks pressured the Wildcats consistently with JWU wrestling control from time to time.

JWU's keeper, Austin Scoggins saw shots six shots in the first half while his counterpart for the Monks, David Walbridge only saw two.  The second half was a different story as Saint Joseph's came out with increased desire to put a ball past.  With ten shots in the second and four in the overtimes, the Monks peppered Scoggins, who was up to the test and kept the sheet clean. 

The Wildcats had two substantial opportunities to put a number on the board in the second half.  The first came from Garrett Groeling when he blasted a shot from the 18 that Walbridge launched himself to the left to deflect.  If the 6'5 Walbridge had been 6'2, the ball was going through.  The second was a penalty kick awarded to JWU that Nick Gutekunst missed high on later in the second half.    

Knowing that a tie gave the Wildcats the top seed, barring an upset from their final match against Regis, JWU found themselves in a strictly defensive posture which allotted the Monks the shot advantage 20-7 as well as the corner edge, 8-3.

Next Game:

Saint Joseph's will host Anna Maria College on Wednesday at 7:00 PM.






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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at