Women's soccer battles Buffalo to a 2-2 tie

Sept. 3, 2005

Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla.- - Junior Jenny Borschel scored two second-half goals to help the Jacksonville University women's soccer team force a 2-2 tie against Buffalo on Saturday afternoon at the UCF Women's Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

"I was very pleased with the determination the girls showed coming back from a 2-0 deficit at half," said head coach Chris Kouns. "It says a lot about this young group for them to overcome a 2-0 deficit at half in two out of three games this season."

Buffalo (1-1-1) lead initially scoring two first-half goals. Buffalo's Natalia Crofut scored an unassisted goal around the 38-minute mark. Andrea Vescio added to Buffalo's first-half lead by scoring an unassisted goal with 2:52 remaining.

The Dolphins (0-2-1) battled back in the second half and tied the game. Borschel scored her second goal of the season from an assist by freshman Keri Zwikker around the 35-minute frame. Zwikker dished out fourth assist in three games to Borschel who scored a goal from 16 yards out with less than 15-mintues remaining in the second half. Borschel has now three goals in three games.

Keri Zwikker and Jenny Borschel have formed a great chemistry with another," said Kouns. "They have brought life into our team as attackers and are creating some really nice goals with their interplay."

Freshman Stephanie Kormanik had a chance to win the game for the game in the first overtime period, but the shot was saved by Buffalo's goalie Anna-Lesa Calvert. Borschel had a chance to end the game in the second overtime, but her attempt at the goal was blocked.

Junior goalie Michelle Kmiotek logged every minute of the game and recorded five saves--two in overtime--in her first start of the season.

"The big difference today was Michelle Kmiotek returning to the nets," Kouns commented. "She has not trained a single day since mid-summer because of stress fractures, but she got cleared to play yesterday and we needed her presence back. She has made a huge difference for us and we will only get better as she gets to train again."

The Dolphins will play their home opener at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 9 against Eastern Kentucky in the JU/Best Western Invitational.

The JU/Best Western Invitational will also mark the women soccer team's 2nd annual Kick Out Cancer event. The Dolphins will be raising money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Peloton Project. Fans attending the JU/Best Western Invitational will receive a yellow "Livestrong" bracelet with a donation of one dollar or more. There is also a silent auction running currently on the women's soccer of with autographed items from Lance Armstrong, Arnold Palmer and NASCAR superstars to bid on. All proceeds from the bracelets and online auction will go to the LAF's Peloton Project to benefit cancer research.