Last second goal lifts Women's Soccer to 1-0 victory

Aug. 30, 2006

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore Keri Zwikker scored with three seconds remaining in the game to help the Jacksonville University women's soccer team down Florida International, 1-0, on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex.

"I'm proud of the way our girls played today," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "We were not smooth and clicking, but we found a way to win and defend our home turf. You have to give credit to Coach Everton and Florida International because they are a good, direct team that took us out of our game plan."

With the game winding down, junior Emilie Howland lofted a ball over the heads of the Golden Panthers defense, which gave Zwikker the opportunity to knock in the game-winner for the Dolphins (1-1).

"E.J. (Emile) has a great work rate that make us better and Keri just finds ways to score goals," said Kouns. "Keri and Michelle Lavine showed moments of brilliance in the game, which is fun to see this early. Heidi Dettmer, Meagan Surrency and Jamie Kuykendall also connected very well today. These combinations seem like spurts now, but will pay off for us later in the season."

The Panthers (0-3) out shot the Dolphins 16-6, but couldn't capitalize as senior goalie Michelle Kmiotek tallied six saves in the game.

"This was a good learning experience for us," Kouns said. "We are going to play more teams that play a direct style and our young team did a great job of battling with it today."

The Dolphins return to action against LaSalle (Pa.) at 6 p.m. on Friday at Patton Park in Jacksonville, Fla.