Women's soccer falls to East Tennessee State, 4-1

Sept. 30, 2006

Box Score

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - East Tennessee State recorded three first-half goals to down the Jacksonville University women's soccer team, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference action.

"Right now, I'm absolutely disappointed in the way we have started the conference season," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "We have not yet come to battle and the other teams have taken it to us. Hopefully, we can find a way to fight back and get some wins or it will be a short season."

Rachel Layer scored less than 10 minutes into the game to give the Buccaneers (3-6-2, 2-1-1 A-Sun) an early 1-0 lead. The Buccaneers extended their lead around the 22-minute mark on a goal from Jordan Monty from an assist by Layer. Layer scored her second goal of the half to give her team a 3-0 advantage.

Emily Fulcher recorded a goal on a penalty kick early in the second half to wrap up the Buccaneers scoring attack.

Junior Emilie Howland gave the Dolphins (5-6-0, 0-3-0 A-Sun) their only offense by tallying her second goal of the season with less than 17 minutes remaining in the match.

"I'm also disappointed in the fact that Michelle Kmiotek has worked hard over the summer to have a good year as our goalie and our team has helped her yet," said Kouns. "She has done a good job of getting several career highs, but we are doing nothing up front to ease the load. Hopefully, we can fix this before it's too late."

The Dolphins return home to face Campbell on Thursday, Oct. 5., at 7 p.m.