AURORA, Colo. -- Lays Freitas scored the game's only goal to lead the Bellevue University women's soccer team past Johnson & Wales University, 1-0, on Monday afternoon at Aurora Sports Park in the Johnson & Wales Invite.
Bellevue went 6-1-0 in the month of September to turn a slow start into a 7-3-0 record headed into the season's stretch run. Johnson & Wales falls to 4-5-1 with the loss.
Freitas put Bellevue ahead in the 14th minute with her first goal as Bruin. Kylee Mastromonaco played a pass into the box that Freitas put in from just three yards out.
BU out-shot JWU 10-3 (4-3 on goal) in the first 45 minutes but had to settle for taking the Freitas goal as their only reward into halftime.
Laurence Rodier (W, 6-2-0) got the start in goal, making three saves to earn the victory and her third shutout.
Katelyn Peters took the loss for the Wildcats. She made seven saves but the one time she was beaten made the difference on the afternoon.
For the game, Bellevue held a 15-6 advantage in shots, 8-3 in shots on goal, and 3-2 in corner kicks.
The Bruins take a break from NAIA play when they travel to Brookings, S.D. for a 1 p.m. exhibition match against South Dakota State University on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Bellevue resumes NAIA play at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7 when they open their North Star portion of the schedule against Viterbo University at Bellevue Soccer Club.