Women's soccer loses season opener to #18 Georgia, 1-0

Aug. 25, 2006

Box Score

ATHENS, Ga. - No. 18 ranked Georgia scored a goal in the final five minutes of the game to outlast the Jacksonville University women's soccer team, 1-0, in the season opener on Friday night in Athens, Ga.

"I am very proud of our team tonight," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "All of the girls played well in the game. Emilie Howland, Katie Orr, Stephanie Kormanik and the entire backline stood out for us. If we played liked we did tonight, then we should be a tough team to face in conference play."

The Bulldogs (1-0) got the game-winning goal from Carrie Patterson, who scored on an assist from Natalie Farley with less than five minutes remaining in the game.

Sophomore Keri Zwikker had two chances to score for the Dolphins (0-1), but couldn't capitalize on her opportunities. Howland managed the Dolphins only shot on goal in the game.

Senior Michelle Kmiotek tied a career best with 12 saves in the goal for the Dolphins.

"We had Georgia very nervous late in the game," said Kouns. "We had a couple of chances to slip in some goals, but couldn't quite get them in. Patrick Baker always has a well-coached team and it was fun to see us put up a great showing against one of his teams."

The Dolphins return home to the Ashley Sports Complex on Wednesday, Aug. 30, to face Florida International at 3 p.m.