FRIDAY, JULY 07, 2000
ECU Downs Jacksonville With Second Half Surge

October 18, 1999

Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville University (7-7) and East Carolina University (9-2) battled through a scoreless first half before the Pirates exploded for three second half goals to defeat Jacksonville by the score of 3-0 in women's soccer action here Monday afternoon. The victory by ECU extended their winning streak to four games.

In a back-and-forth first half, both teams were able to get off seven shots, but neither team could find the back of the net as the game went to the half tied at 0-0. ECU broke up the scoreless battle just over seven minutes into the second half on a goal by senior Dana Durbin at the 52:43 mark. Sophomore Amanda Duffy picked up the assist on the goal.

The Pirates stretched their lead to 2-0 at the 70:06 mark when junior Erin Cann slipped a pass to junior Kim Sandhoff at the right corner of the Dolphin box. Sandhoff took over from there with a perfect shot to the back post. ECU put the game away seven minutes later when the Pirates took advantage of a scramble in front of the Jacksonville net. Sophomore Kelly Gray redirected a pass from junior Charity McClure, and senior Jill Davis buried a shot from approximately seven yards out at 77:13 to complete the scoring.

Shut out for just the third time all season, Jacksonville was unable to beat ECU's senior goalkeeper Amy Horten despite recording 13 shots. Horten frustrated the Dolphins throughout the game, making 10 saves, many of the spectacular nature. Freshman Kristen Kirsch made six saves for the Dolphins.

Senior Sara Robertson, the Dolphins' all-time leader in appearances, played in her final home match for Jacksonville. Robertson has three regular season games remaining in a career that saw her score the game-winner in Jacksonville's first victory ever, a 2-1 triumph over Flagler in 1996.

The Dolphins will return to action on the road Friday, October 22nd at 4:00 P.M. when they take on Stetson in a pivotal Trans America Athletic Conference match.