Women's soccer falls to Baylor in Kick Out Cancer Tournament

Sept. 7, 2007

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU's women's soccer team fell to Baylor in their first game of the Kick Out Cancer Tournament at the Ashley Sports Complex.

"I was extremely proud of our team tonight," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "We played an athletic and well coached opponent and played them toe to toe. We have two breakaways with their goalkeeper and created two more open goal back post chances. We simply did not finish our chances."

The Dolphins started the brighter of the two teams and were rewarded in the 10th minute after freshman midfielder Elizabeth Fink unleashed a drive from 25 yards out after receiving a pass from junior forward Keri Zwikker.

Baylor responded with four unanswered goals including two from freshman midfielder Lotto Smith in the 22nd minute and 66th minute respectively. Junior midfielder Carolyn Lynch scored in the 27th minute and senior midfielder Jessica Hutton scored in the 33rd.

Zwikker looked to bring the Dolphins back into the game with a goal in the 71st minute, but senior defender Megan Sherrell, who also had two assists, put things away for the Bears in the 86th minute, ending the game by the final score of 6-2.

"We have seen both Indiana and Baylor early in the season and both have made us better," Kouns said. "All we need to do is keep learning and come A-Sun Conference schedule we will be in a good position to have a positive season."

The opening game of the Kick Out Cancer Tournament between Coastal Carolina and Stetson ended in a 1-1 tie after double-overtime. Senior midfielder Amanda Gelsimino opened the scoring for the Chanticleers in the 11th minute, with senior forward Sarah Stock equalizing for the Hatters in the 20th minute.

The Dolphins will be in action again on Sunday against Coastal Carolina at 2 p.m. Baylor will play Stetson at noon. Both games will be held at the Ashley Sports Complex.