Women's soccer on the road against Campbell and Gardner-Webb

Oct. 18, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's soccer team will be in action this weekend, taking on Campbell on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Buies Creek, N.C. and Gardner-Webb at 2 p.m. in Boiling Springs, N.C. on Saturday.

"We know how important this weekend is for us in terms of earning a spot in the conference tournament," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "This team is by far the most talented we have fielded since I've been here at JU, but, to this point we have underachieved a bit in terms of the consistency of our results. The fault for that certainly lies on my shoulders and I take responsibility for it."

The Dolphins split their two games last weekend, defeating Florida Gulf Coast, 4-3, on the road and falling to Stetson, 1-0, at home.

Junior forward Keri Zwikker is currently leading the A-Sun in points (30) and goals (13) and she is eighth in the nation in points per game with 2.14.

Four different players have scored for Campbell (1-8-2, 0-4-2 A-Sun) this season. Though their offense has been struggling to score, the Camel's defense has been stingy at the back, allowing only 17 goals on the season. Freshman goalkeeper Anna DiTommaso enters the match with a 1.35 goals per game average and has made 4.17 saves per game for head coach Todd Clark's squad.

Lindsey Gladhill (5-8, 3-3 A-Sun) has scored six goals to lead Gardner-Webb. Sophomore midfielder Sarah Keyser has two goals and three assists to compliment Gladhill. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Wyszynski and freshman goalkeeper Ashley Scott have each kept a shutout for head coach Kevin Mounce's squad.

The Dolphins will be making the trip without some key players. Senior defender Emilie Howland, junior midfielder Angela Hulse and sophomore defender Regan Riley all suffered injuries during the Stetson game on Oct. 14.

"Hopefully, beginning this weekend I will be able to create an environment where the team can reach their potential," Kouns said. "If so, then getting the results necessary to make the conference tournament should not be an issue. That is the first step in defending our A-Sun Conference Tournament Championship!"