BOSTON – Looking to snap a two-game skid, the Suffolk women's soccer team makes the trip to Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday night for a GNAC contest at Johnson & Wales. First kick at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team dropped its first back-to-back contest of the season Monday night as Lesley took down the Rams, 4-0, at Edwards Field.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk's offensive has been quieted in its past two games as the Rams have been shutout, 4-0, by Lasell and Lesley to dip to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in conference competition.
Jennifer Martin and Alexandra Nagri are one-two on the team and two-three in the league in goals with seven and six, respectively. The junior twosome also matches those rankings in points with 14 and 13, respectively.
Defensively, Kirsten Weiker has held down the majority of action for the Rams. The sophomore keeper has 48 saves with an .842 save percentage and 1.57 goals-against average.
Johnson & Wales heads into Wednesday night at 5-2-3 and 1-0-2 in the league and are coming off back-to-back double overtime draws. In their most recent outing, the Wildcats tied Coast Guard, 2-2, Monday night.
Kyrs Selner standouts for JWU's well-balanced scoring attack with 15 on seven goals and one assist. Gabriella Weithofer ranks second with seven points with SaraKate Matthews dishing out a team-best three assists. In all, the Wildcats have nine players that have scored this season and 13 that have registered a point.
Colleen Lynch has been rock steady in goal for JWU, playing and starting in nine games. She boasts a 0.69 goals-against average, which is second in the conference, and has logged 40 saves (.870) on the season.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk and Johnson & Wales have met every season since the Rams' program began in 2007. Suffolk trails the all-time series, 4-6, including a 4-0 setback one year ago.
All four of the Rams' victories this season are shutouts. The four cleansheets in one year are the most since matching that number in 2013.
In the 9-0 victory Wednesday night at Wheelock, Suffolk poured in the most goals (9) since scoring 12 in a 12-0 shutout win over Anna Maria Oct. 24, 2012. The nine tallies are the fourth most goals all-time in the program's 10-year history, with the Rams' tallying nine goals on two other occasions, both 9-0 wins – Oct. 14, 2009 vs. Mass. Maritime and Oct. 13, 2010 vs. Newbury.
Jennifer Martin, who is the first Ram with a multi-goal game since Alexandra Nagri netted two in the season finale last season at Mount Ida, racked up four tallies in the 9-0 triumph at Wheelock Wednesday. Her offensive outpour, she ties the fourth-most goals in a single-game by a Ram and is the most goals by a Ram since Leslie Hayden and Lauren Cameron netted five and four, respectively at Anna Maria Oct. 10, 2011. The junior is also the first Ram to net a hat trick since Nagri did so in a 4-3 win at St. Joseph (Conn.) Sept. 19, 2015.
For the second straight year, Suffolk Athletics invites all members of Ram Nation to East Boston Memorial Park for a double feature soccer contest and #RamsFanFest Saturday, Oct. 15.
SUFFOLK FREE RADIO
Suffolk Athletics has teamed up with Suffolk Free Radio to bring Ram Nation 17 live broadcasts of Suffolk soccer games this season.
The pre-game shows are set to launch 15 minutes prior to kick-off of all contests and fans can follow along at mixlr.com/suffolkfreeradio/.
Suffolk continues its road stretch Saturday when it travels across town to Simmons for an 11 a.m. contest.