Women's soccer defeats Lipscomb 3-2 on Senior Day

Oct. 28, 2007

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's soccer team defeated Lipscomb on Senior Night on Sunday, 3-2, at the Ashley Sports Complex.

Junior forward Keri Zwikker led the way for the Dolphins, grabbing two goals and an assist. She now has a career high 16 goals and five assists on the season. Her 16 goals gives 40 in her Dolphins career and moves her into second-place all time in the JU record book, passing Marit Foss who scored 39 goals from 1997-2000.

"I was very proud of our first half," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "I thought it was great that the girls came out and did what they did to do to secure the lead in the first half. We would have liked to have held on to the two goal lead, but Jon and his team worked relentlessly and fought their way back in. The most important thing is that we got three more points in the conference and have now qualified for the A-Sun tournament."

Zwikker opened the scoring in the 23rd minute from the penalty spot after freshman forward Jelena Vrcelj was fouled in the box.

Lipscomb equalized in the 34th minute after Brandi Bresheres headed in Sarah Brummett's in swinging free kick.

Junior midfielder Heidi Dettmer than blasted her first goal of the season in the goal off of the crossbar after sophomore midfielder Rosann Emmons' cross was flicked into her path by Zwikker.

After receiving a pass from Vrcelj, Zwikker scored her second of the game in the 41st minute with a beautiful volley from outside the box that gave Lipscomb goalkeeper Katie Shelton no chance.

Emma Scanlon pulled it back to 3-2 in the 88th minute for the Lady Bison, but the Dolphins managed to close the game out and secure the victory. Freshman goalkeeper Rebecca Stott made four saves in her third win of the season.

During the pregame introductions, Dolphins senior defenders Emilie Howland and Louisa Ward were honored. Ward was accompanied on the field by her parents Peter and Sue Ward, while Howland was represented by her mother, Julie Howland.

The Dolphins will be in action again on Wednesday, taking on cross-town rival North Florida at Hodges Stadium at 7 p.m.