FRIDAY, JULY 07, 2000
Dolphins And Paladins Post Tournament Victories

September 2, 1999

Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville University (1-0) and Furman University (2-0) both claimed victories in the opening round of the 1999 Nike/JU Legends Women's Soccer Tournament at Jacksonville's Ashley Sports Complex on Thursday afternoon. In game one, Furman came from behind to defeat South Florida (1-2) by the score of 3-1, while game two featured a nine-goal second half outburst and a 6-5 Jacksonville victory over The College of Charleston (0-2).

Three different players (Kaye Brownlee, Melissa Sutton and Katie Carson) netted goals for the Paladins after South Florida's Siri Nordby opened the scoring in the eighth minute of game one. The Bulls Christina Gaudion collected the lone South Florida assist, while Sarah Tollick, Kathy Gaertner, Lauren Killey and Natalie Muro picked up assists for the Paladins.

In Game two of the afternoon, Jacksonville junior Marit Foss got the Dolphins on the board when she converted a penalty kick at the 24:08 mark of the first half. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Dolphins until the game's 54th minute when Dolphin junior Karen Novak converted a pass from Foss to put JU ahead 2-0. Less than a minute later, Brooke Moore scored off a pass from freshman Linn Thommassen to give the Dolphins a commanding three-goal lead. However, the Cougars answered less than four minutes later when Carly Rounds scored off an assist from Alison Davies and the second half barrage of goals was underway.

Jacksonville sophomore Trine Riis Groven reestablished the Dolphins three-goal lead at 62:01 when she converted Foss' second assist of the game. Once again trailing by three goals, the Cougars struck for two goals (Alison Davies from Bridgid Handforth and Handforth unassisted) in the games 64th minute to close the margin to one (4-3). The Dolphins Foss answered the Cougar goals with her second of the day at 67:10, seemingly sealing the JU victory. Once again the College of Charleston fought back as the got second goals from Handforth and Davies in the 79th and 86th minutes respectively to even the game (5-5).

With the game tied at five, the teams headed to overtime where Jacksonville junior Stine Kloster converted a pass from sophomore Kathy Ciriello at 99:00 to complete the wild offensive show and give the Dolphins a hard fought season opening victory.

All four teams will return to action on Saturday, September 4th with Charleston taking on South Florida at 12:00 P.M. and Jacksonville playing Furman at 2:00 P.M.