Men's soccer travels to the West Coast this Friday

Sept. 22, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - The Jacksonville University men's soccer team is planning to flip coasts on Friday as they travel to West Coast to compete in the Gonzaga Nike Classic.

The Dolphins (3-3-0) will face host Gonzaga on Friday at 7 p.m. They wrap up the tournament on Sunday against Oregon State at noon.

"This is another challenge for us in our non-conference schedule," said head coach Mike Johnson. "It will be nice to go out to a different region to see how you stack up against their teams."

The Dolphins come into the tournament after splitting games at the UCF/Adidas Classic last weekend. They defeated Hofstra, 2-1, last Friday and later fell to #23 Davidson, 3-0, on Sunday. Junior Tommy Krizanovic scored both goals in the Hofstra victory.

Gonzaga (2-2-1) comes into the tournament after falling in their home-opener to Oregon State, 2-1, on Tuesday. Sophomore George Josten scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs. Junior Bryan Jordan scored both goals for Oregon State (3-2-3) in the win.

"They are both very good teams," Johnson said. "Oregon State tied #1 Indiana. If we could get a pick up wins out there then we will climb into the national spotlight."

Dolphin Fans will be able to keep up with all the action this weekend through live stats on game tracker. Log on to and go to the schedule results page on the men's soccer section. On the schedule page, click on the game tracker link for the desired game and follow all the Dolphin action at the Gonzaga Nike Classic.