Women's soccer defeats Belmont, 1-0

Oct. 12, 2006

Box Score

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Senior Michelle Kmiotek became the program's new all-time leader in saves, while sophomore Keri Zwikker scored her sixth goal of the season to help the Jacksonville University women's soccer down Belmont, 1-0, on Thursday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference match at the Whitten Soccer Complex.

The Dolphins (8-6, 3-3 A-Sun) earn their third consecutive shutout in conference play.

Kmiotek recorded seven saves in the match to bring her career total to 283 and pass Renay Schock (277) on the program's all-time saves list. She also has a career-best seven shutouts in 2006 to stand alone in the program's shutout records with 16.

"The team gave a great defensive effort tonight," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "I'm pleased with the ability for our team to post their third shutout in a row.

"I'm also thrilled for Michelle breaking the all-time saves mark. She has been worked hard and performed well for us this season. It's tremendous honor for her."

Zwikker, the reigning "Player of the Week", added her third goal in two games in the 74th minute by skating through four defenders for the game-winning goal on an assist by Courtney Eppleman.

"Again, Keri has scored goals for us when we needed them in conference," said Kouns. "She has scored against the top teams in the conference and we just need a few more players to score to help the team shoulder the load."

The Bruins (7-7-4, 2-3-1 A-Sun) had an opportunity to score in the first half, but it bounced off the post. Sophomore Michelle Lavine almost converted the Bruins miss down the field for her second goal of the season, but the shot also hit the post.

"Give credit to Belmont because they played a great defensive game," Kouns said. They had some chances they were unfortunate on, which turned out fortunate for us."

The Dolphins wrap up their trip in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday against Lipscomb at 2 p.m.