Women's soccer suffers last minute loss to Northern Colorado

Sept. 23, 2007

Box Score

GREELEY, Colo. - Northern Colorado sophomore forward Laura Engel shocked JU with a game-winning goal with only 47 seconds left in regulation Sunday at Jackson Sports Complex.

With the game looking destined for overtime and the Dolphins attacking, sophomore forward Jessica Zimmerman started the counter attack for the Bears and fed Engel who unleashed an unstoppable drive, giving Northern Colorado the victory.

Right now we are finding ways to lose instead of finding ways to win," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "That has to change before we head into conference play next week. The girls played better today, it was a much better showing than Wyoming and it was a much more even game, both teams had their chances."

The Dolphins had taken the lead in the 50th minute after a ball from senior defender Louisa Ward gave junior forward Keri Zwikker a chance to score her seventh of the season and 31st of her career - moving her in sole possession of fourth-place in goals in JU history.

It took the Bears only two minutes to level the score, through a goal from sophomore midfielder Sydney Vander Velde.

"I am not sure exactly what the difficulty of holding the lead is for the first five minutes, but obviously it falls on me," Kouns said. " As far as we see it, everyone in the conference is 0-0 - everybody has the same record. Everything we have done at this point is to prepare us for the conference, and hopefully through our trials and tribulations we are now ready to go."

The Dolphins begin their conference schedule against USC Upstate on Friday in Spartanburg, S.C. at 7:00 p.m.