Men's soccer travels to Campbell and Mercer

Oct. 4, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU men's soccer team, fresh off of two A-Sun home victories will continue its conference schedule on the road against Campbell on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Buies Creek, N.C. and Mercer on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Macon, Ga.

The Dolphins have won three straight matches and will look to extend that streak against two tough opponents.

Junior forward Sebastian Lindholm had a career day on Sept. 30, scoring a hat-trick and assisting the other goal in the Dolphins' 4-1 win against USC Upstate. His performance earned him A-Sun "Player of the Week" honors.

"Obviously it's an important weekend for us in the Atlantic Sun," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "We got off to a very good start winning both games at home. Now we are going to be tested with two very tough road opponents."

Senior forward Anton Axelsson is tied for the conference lead in points (11), points per game (1.38) and is tied for second in goals (4).

Campbell (5-2-1) freshman forward Josue Soto, who leads the A-Sun in goals (5) and is tied for second with Axelsson in points (11). Soto was named as one of the nation's top 100 freshmen to watch in the 2007 season by College Soccer News. Junior goalkeeper Aaron Johnson leads the conference in saves per game (5.86) and is the backbone of head coach Doug Hess' squad.

"Campbell was picked to finish first in the conference," Johnson said. "They are very tough at home and have been over the last couple of years. For us to win the regular season championship, we need to get a result."

Mercer (4-6) is led by senior forward Vicente Arza, who is leads the conference in assists (4) and is second in points (10). Freshman forward Jamie Villacis is second on head coach Tom Melville's squad with six points.

"Mercer is always tough - home or away," said Johnson. "We've played them in one goal games the last three years. They will be a very tough opponent for us on Saturday. I'm very confident that if we play well, we can have a positive outcome to the weekend."