SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2002
Women's Soccer Edges Mercer, 1-0
Sept. 29, 2002
1 2 F Mercer 0 0 0 Jacksonville 0 1 1
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior forward Vanessa Illanes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) scored the Dolphins' lone goal as they defeated Mercer, 1-0, Sunday afternoon in Atlantic Sun action at the Ashley Sports Complex. The Dolphins (9-1-0, 4-0-0 A-Sun) dominated play as they outshot the Bears, 25-3, and extended their winning streak to nine games.
In the second half, senior Juli Petrauskas (Austin, Texas) sent a high, lofted pass towards the left end line and Illanes was able to get under the ball and head it just inside the far post at a difficult angle giving JU the 1-0 advantage.
JU held the Bears to just three shots, all in the second half. The Dolphins had many opportunities in each half, but were unable to capitalize on any of them until Illanes' goal in the 65th minute.
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Oct. 5, as they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to take on the Samford Bulldogs at Bulldog Field at 7 p.m.
2002 WOMEN'S SOCCER