Men's soccer opens week with Belmont on Thursday

Oct. 11, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After dropping two Atlantic Sun matches on the road last week, the Jacksonville University men's soccer team will look to get back in the win column beginning with Belmont at the Ashley Sports Complex on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Dolphins (3-8-1, 1-2 A-Sun) end their week on Saturday as they take on Lipscomb during Homecoming at 7 p.m.

"We need to put together a winning streak," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "After losing on the road last week, we don't have anymore room for error because we are getting into the last part of our conference schedule. This is a make or break week for us."

Last week, the Dolphins fell twice in North Carolina to Campbell and Gardner-Webb.

Campbell used two second-half goals to down the Dolphins, 3-1, on Oct. 5. Sophomore Ramak Niakan safi scored his first goal of the season against the Camels.

On Oct. 7, Gardner-Webb used a second-half goal and stingy defense for a 1-0 victory against the Dolphins. Junior Anton Axelsson led the Dolphins by recording four of their season-low six shots.