MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2006
Men's soccer downs Georgia State on final day of JU/Nike Invitational, 4-0
Sept. 4, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - Coming off the momentum from Sunday night's overtime victory, the Jacksonville University men's soccer team scored three goals in the first half and never looked back as they defeated Georgia State, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon in the final day of the JU/Nike Invitational at the Ashley Sports Complex.
"We deserved to win today because of guys came out focused and on mission," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "We have talked about what it takes to turn the corner and string together some victories. The key was to keep the ball out of our net and we did just that in the game."
Senior Tommy Krizanovic picked up where he left off from his Sunday two-goal effort by scoring three times to lead the Dolphins (2-2) to their second consecutive victory. Junior Anton Axelsson added his sixth goal of the season, while Chad Comroe and Joey Sanchez each had a save in goal to secure the Dolphins first shut out.
Krizanovic put the Dolphins in the lead at the 31:22 mark of the first half when he scored in the left corner of the goal on an assist from Stefan Runeman. Axelsson added his third goal in two games with 12-minutes remaining in the half by scoring on a header from an assist by Sebastian Lindholm. At the five-minute mark, Krizanovic kicked a 20-yard blop shot over the goalkeeper's head for his second goal of the game on an assist from sophomore Ramak Niakan safi.
Less than seven minutes into the second half, Axelsson dished the ball to Krizanovic, who scored his eighth goal of the season by curving the ball just inside the right post.
The Panthers (0-4) managed seven shots in the game.
"Everyone the roster contributed today," said Johnson. "You have give credit to our guys after coming off an emotionally draining win last night. We stayed focused throughout the game and it showed in a victory."
The Dolphins return to action on Friday at home against Wright State. Kickoff is set of 8 p.m.
2006 MEN'S SOCCER