Women's soccer travels to the Music City on Thursday

Oct. 11, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's soccer will take a two-game winning streak on the road as they travel to Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday for two Atlantic Sun Conference matches.

The Dolphins (7-6, 2-3 A-Sun) open the road trip against Belmont at 7 p.m. and finish on Saturday against Lipscomb at 2 p.m.

This season, the Dolphins are 6-1 at the friendly confines of the Ashley Sports Complex, but are winless in four tries on the road.

"The trip to Nashville is never an easy one," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "Belmont has been one of the top teams in the conference so far this year which makes it a tall order. They have solid coaching, the conference's top scorer in Kari Lennon and their backs have been solid.

"We have to remember that the trip does not end after our game on Thursday evening. Lipscomb has really been tough to play at home this year and they have improved as team from last year. If we do not respect them as an opponent, then we will run the risk of falling short of our target on this trip."

Last week, the Dolphins earned a pair of shutout wins at the Ashley Sports Complex.

On Oct. 5, freshman defender Regan Riley scored a second-half goal to help the Dolphins down Campbell, 1-0. Sophomore Keri Zwikker scored two goals a day later in the Dolphins' 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb.

Senior Michelle Kmiotek recorded two shutouts last week to bring her season total to a career-best six. She also had five saves in two matches to bring her career total to 276, which is one shy of tying program leader Renay Schock at 277.