FRIDAY, JULY 07, 2000
JU And JSU Advance To TAAC Semifinals

November 4, 1999

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jacksonville University (11-8, 7-2) dropped Stetson (7-12-1, 3-4-1) out of the running for the Trans America Athletic Conference Championship title while Jacksonville State (12-3-5, 4-3-2) handed a defeat to Florida Atlantic University (5-9-1, 4-4-1) in double overtime Thursday at the UCF Arena Field.

With a 2-1 victory over Stetson, #3 JU earns a trip to the TAAC Tournament semifinals where it will be greeted by #2 Georgia State, Friday, at 1:30 p.m. Andrea Poole's game-winning-goal in overtime resulted in a 3-2 win for #4 JSU and an invitation to meet #1 University of Central Florida, Friday, at 4:00 p.m.

JU's junior Marit Foss opened the tournament by launching a shot to the far right corner of the goal in the second minute of the game. Freshman Brooke Ade assisted in the goal, Foss's ninth of the season. Stetson's Jackie Catania evened the score by capitalizing on a free kick in the twenty-fourth minute. Twelve minutes later Foss and freshman Linn Thommassen dropped a pass to junior Stine Kloster who picked it up and fired the game-winner past Stetson goalkeeper Genevieve Roy.

Game two of the tournament began with a strong showing from FAU in its first TAAC Tournament appearance, who outshot JSU 14-3 in the first half, scoring on two of those attempts. Tara O'Brien assisted Karen Grosshandler in FAU's first goal of the game, a bomb to the top right corner of the net from 30 yards out. Michelle Bobby, the 1999 TAAC Player-of-the-Year, launched the ball to the midfield where Helena Ternau was waiting to sink FAU's second and final goal off a header, ending the first half.

JSU, held scoreless in the first half, picked up the offensive action in the second, outshooting FAU 12-4. Wendy Holleman sent the ball across the midfield to Angela Tribble, who found herself in a one-on-one match up against FAU goalkeeper Tabitha Price. Tribble sank the goal to put JSU back into the game. One minute later, Cecilia Lounder found Andrea Poole who sailed the ball over Price and tied the game at two. Both teams traded shots for the remainder of the second half, but neither could find the back of the net, sending the game into overtime. The game was still tied 2-2 after the first overtime, despite an exhausting six shots by JSU. Poole emerged with the game-winning-goal for JSU in the 112th minute with a blast off a pass from Tribble.