Women's soccer beats East Tennessee State in 3-2 thriller

Sept. 30, 2007

Box Score

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The women's soccer team came from behind to defeat East Tennessee State 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Junior forward Keri Zwikker continued her hot start to the season for the Dolphins, scoring two more goals including the game-winner in the 75th minute off of freshman midfielder Tamara Cormier's corner kick.

"We are very excited coming off the first conference weekend 2-0," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "I think it is a credit to the girls, because this is our sixth consecutive game on the road, three weekends in a row, and we played two tough conference opponents. To come out 2-0 says a great deal about our team."

Zwikker, who leads the A-Sun with 11 goals, had given the Dolphins the lead in the ninth minute after she shook off a couple of Buccaneer defenders to finish senior midfielder Emilie Howland's pass.

ETSU freshman Kelly Brinkman tied the score at 1-1 in the 31st minute after being set up by freshmen midfielder Terri Miller and sophomore midfielder Jordan Monty.

The Buccaneers took a 61st minute lead after junior forward Katie Green put them ahead 2-1.

The Dolphins equalized eight minutes later, with freshman midfielder Jelena Vrcelj scoring her first collegiate goal with a powerful blast from just inside the box.

"I'm very pleased with everyone on the team's work rate in practice and what they have shown on the field," Kouns said. "ETSU was a tough game - they were well coached and well organized. We're very excited to be 2-0 in the conference and seeing where we can go from here."

The Dolphins will be in action again on Friday, taking on Mercer at 7:00 p.m. and Kennesaw State at 2:00 p.m. at the Ashley Sports Complex.