Women's soccer continue A-Sun schedule at home

Oct. 4, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's soccer team, who have spent the last three weekends on the road and are 2-0 in Atlantic Sun play, will host their conference home opener at the Ashley Sports Complex on Friday against Mercer at 7:00 p.m. and last season's A-Sun regular season champion Kennesaw State at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The Dolphins (4-6), fresh off of road victories over USC Upstate and East Tennessee State, are led by junior forward Keri Zwikker, who is leading the conference in points (26), goals (11) and points per game (2.60). Her points per game total is third best in the nation. She shared A-Sun "Player of the Week" honors this week with Kennesaw State junior forward Caitlyn Dingle.

"We are looking forward to being home again after three straight weeks on the road," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "This weekend will be a great challenge for us as both Mercer and Kennesaw are well coached and organized teams. Each presents different opportunities for us and we are excited to undertake each game."

Mercer (3-5-1) have split their conference schedule so far, falling to Florida Gulf Coast 0-1, on Sept. 28, but rebounding to defeat Stetson by a score of 2-1, on Sept. 30. Sophomore defender Erin Theobald and freshmen defender Kacie Hudson were on target for head coach Grant Serafy's squad.

Kennesaw State (7-2) is led by Dingle, who is second in the conference behind Zwikker in points (20), goals (8), points per game (2.22) and goals per game (.89). She has been named A-Sun "Player of the Week" on two occasions this season - including last week's tie with Zwikker. Senior forward Annie Phillips has managed six goals of her own for head coach Rob King's squad. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Piotrowski has kept four shutouts in nine contests this season.

"I realize the A-Sun has labeled Sunday against KSU as the "Match of the Week", because it's a rematch of last year's tournament semifinal," Kouns said. "However, every conference match is equally important to us. This is a big weekend for every team because we are working hard to jockey for position in this year's conference tournament. To put ourselves in good position, we need to grind out results in every match we can."

This weekend will mark the debut of JU women's soccer on ASun.TV. To sign up to view either of the contests, or any other packages offered, log onto

ASun.TV events will be available for viewing both live and via on-demand replay to fans throughout the country that purchase a Single Event Pass ($5.99 per event), a monthly All-Event Pass ($9.99 per month), or an annual All-Event pass ($69.99 per year). Both the annual and monthly All-Event Passes allow unlimited access to games within their respective timeframes.