Johnson & Wales Men's Soccer Captures 2007 GNAC Championship
Northfield, Vt. – Junior Jeremiah Schenzel (Carson City,
Nev.) was named the Most Valuable Player after leading the Johnson
& Wales men’s soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory
against Norwich in the 2007 Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Championship on the road on Saturday afternoon. The win is
the fourth GNAC Championship for the Wildcats in the last six years
and earns the team a bid to the 2007 NCAA Division III
Johnson &The Wildcats got on the board just before halftime when Schenzel but in a pass from sophomore Scott Kirchner (Irvine, Calif.) at the 42:44 mark, making the score 1-0 at the half.
Norwich responded at the 59:25 mark when Kyle Przekaza converted a penalty kick, making the score 1-1. The two teams then battled for the last 30 minutes with regulation ending in a 1-1 tie. With 3:31 left in the overtime period, Schenzel fed Kirchner for the game winner giving the Wildcats the 2-1 overtime victory.
Freshman Joe Ferraro (Freehold, N.J.) had eight saves in the victory for Johnson & Wales while Norwich’s Jake Pagragan had four stops in the setback.
With the win Johnson & Wales is now 14-4-3 while Norwich falls to 16-3-1 on the year.
JWU (14-4-3) 1 0 1 - 2
NU (16-3-1) 0 1 0 - 1
Time Team Scorer (Assist)
42:44 JWU Jeremiah Schenzel (Scott Kirchner)
59:25 NU Kyle Przekaza (Penalty kick)
96:29 JWU Scott Kirchner (Jeremiah Schenzel)
Shots: JWU - 16, NU - 20
Saves: JWU - Joe Ferraro, 96:29, 1 GA, 8 Saves); NU - Jake Pagragan, 96:29, 2 GA, 4 Saves)
Courtesy: JWU Athletic Communications