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'Cats come up short against Illinois State

'Cats come up short against Illinois State

The Wildcats opened the weekend on Saturday with a neutral field contest against Illinois State on the campus of the University of Nebraska. 

Deshaunte Longley (Bronx, N.Y.) won three of his nine faceoff attempts as the Redbirds controlled the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. The 'Cats were held scoreless for the first time this season as they fell 0-18.

Evan Longinott (Wallkill, N.Y.) had seven saves for Johnson & Wales in the loss.