Women's soccer travels to Midwest

Sept. 20, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The women's soccer team is on the road again this weekend, taking on Wyoming on Friday at 4:00 p.m. in Laramie, Wyo. then traveling to Greeley, Colo. on Sunday to face off against Northern Colorado at noon.

The Dolphins (2-4) were missing several starters this weekend due to injury, and it showed in their two losses in the Cougar Classic at the College of Charleston.

Freshman goalkeeper Lorna Brownlie made 18 saves in the loss to UNC Wilmington, which is the fourth highest mark in the JU single game record books.

Junior forward Keri Zwikker sits in fifth-place on the Dolphins' career goal list. She is stuck at 29 - one shy of Ranveig Aas-Hanssen who is in fourth-place with 30 goals.

"This weekend will be a great opportunity for our program," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "It will be the first time that our girls have traveled out of the region to compete and that requires a great deal of focus in order to be successful."

Wyoming (2-3) is coming off a tough 1-0 loss to Fresno State. Junior forward Tamika Wilson and junior midfielder Amanda Lathrop have scored two goals apiece to lead head coach Kim Whisenant's squad.

After starting the season with four straight losses, Northern Colorado (1-4) rebounded on Sunday to beat Utah Valley State 1-0 on Sunday. Sophomore forward Jessica Zimmerman has two goals, including the game winner against the Wolverines, to lead head coach Tim Barrera's squad. Freshman defender Brittani Knott has the Bears only other goal on the season.

"The teams we are playing will be well coached and will be protecting their home turf," Kouns said. "If we can find the strength to be successful on this trip, it will go a long way in helping us be ready for the first road trip of the conference season next weekend."