Women's Soccer Topples FIU, 2-1

Sept. 15, 2002

Box Score

                       1	2	F
FIU                    0	1	1
Jacksonville           1	1	2

Goals: JU- Ranveig Aas-Hanssen (Lauren Starmer) 41:22, Inge Heiremans (Aas-Hanssen) 62:06, FIU- Nicola Bell (penalty kick) 83:37. Shots: JU- 18, FIU- 11. Corner Kicks: JU- 8, FIU- 2. Saves: JU- 3 (Fowler 3), FIU- 8 (Adrienne McWilliams 7, TM 1).

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's soccer team held on to defeat Florida International, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in game four of the JU-Brine/Dennis Viollet Memorial Classic. The Dolphins have now won six consecutive games in the Classic and four overall. Freshman Ranveig Aas-Hanssen (Skien, Norway), who had a goal and an assist in the victory, led JU.

In the first half, Aas-Hanssen scored her third goal of the tournament in the 42nd minute, taking a through ball from Lauren Starmer (Oviedo, Fla.) and blasting a shot inside the far past near the right end line to give JU a 1-0 halftime lead.

JU was able to take a 2-0 lead as Inge Heiremans (Tremelo, Belgium) scored in the 63rd minute as her and Aas-Hanssen worked a perfect give-and-go. Heiremans passed a little out in front of Aas-Hanssen who was able to save the ball and loft a perfect pass over Golden Panthers goalkeeper Adrienne McWilliams, leaving Heiremans with an empty net. The Dolphins were relentless on the offensive attack in the second half, attempting 11 shots to FIU's five. FIU's Nicola Bell scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute, preventing the shutout.

In game three of the Classic, South Florida's Jennifer Stahl scored in the 88th minute off a corner kick from Berna Breirem to give the Bulls the 3-2 victory. As a result of a point system, South Florida was crowned Classic champions as a result of earning a bonus point from their shutout on Friday. JU was the two-time defending champions coming into the Classic.

The Dolphins return to action on Thursday against Gardner-Webb in their Atlantic Sun opener at the Ashley Sports Complex at 4 p.m.