Women's soccer gets first A-Sun win over Campbell, 1-0

Oct. 5, 2006

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Regan Riley scored her first goal of the season to help the Jacksonville University women's soccer team earn their first Atlantic Sun Conference victory of the season, beating Campbell 1-0, Thursday night at the Ashley Sports Complex.

The Dolphins (6-6, 1-3 A-Sun) snapped a three-match losing streak with the victory, while the Camels (1-9, 1-4 A-Sun) managed only four shots in the game to suffer their third consecutive loss.

"I'm very proud of the way our team came together tonight," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "Our team from the players on the bench to the people of the field seemed like one unit. They really wanted to win the game not only for themselves, but for each other."

With a scoreless tie in the second half, junior Emilie Howland lined up for a corner kick at the 81:58 mark. Senior Meagan Surrency received the corner and launched a shot to the post, which deflected down to Riley, who scored the ball on a header to give the Dolphins the game-winning goal.

"I was trilled to see Regan and Meagan hook up on that goal," Kouns said. "It's always neat to see defensive players like them, who usually don't get all the glory, record a goal or tally an assist. It was nice to have them combine for the game-winning goal to help us get our first win."

Senior Michelle Kmiotek tied her career high by recording her fifth shutout of the season. She also had one save to bring her career total to 271, which is six shy of tying program leader Renay Schock at 277.

The Dolphins play again at the Ashley Sports Complex on Saturday against A-Sun rival Gardner-Webb at 2 p.m.