Women's soccer falls to Mercer, 2-1

Oct. 19, 2006

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mercer used a late second-half goal to defeat the Jacksonville University women's soccer team, 2-1, on Thursday night in Atlantic Conference action at the Ashley Sports Complex.

Meghan Castlado scored the game-winning goal for the Bears (5-10-1, 5-2-1 A-Sun) at the 67-minute mark to break the Dolphins (9-7, 4-4 A-Sun) four-match winning streak.

"The girls played hard," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "We couldn't quite capitalize on the scoring chances we had to get the victory. We will worke hard tomorrow in practice and look to get back on the right track against Stetson."

The Bears grabbed the initial lead with eight seconds left in the first half, when Courtney Maxmey scored in the right side of the net from an assist by Catie Marshalek.

In second half, sophomore Keri Zwikker evened the match by converting her first career penalty kick at the 59-minute mark.

Less than nine minutes later, Castlado laced a ball in the right corner of the net from a pass by Maxey to secure the win.

Despite the loss, senior goalie Michelle Kmiotek recorded seven saves for a career-best total of 105 in 2006.

The Dolphins look to secure their third consecutive berth in the A-Sun tournament on Saturday as they take on in-state rival Stetson in the home finale at 6 p.m.