Women's soccer falls to North Florida 2-1

Oct. 31, 2007

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's soccer team fell 2-1 to UNF Wednesday night at Hodges Stadium in their 2007 regular season finale.

After going two goals down, freshman midfielder Tamara Cormier brought the Dolphins back into the game after finishing a cross from freshman forward Jelena Vrcelj, but unfortunately that was all they could muster.

"I give credit to UNF and Linda and the coaching staff," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "The team was prepared and excited and came out with a lot of emotion. They went for every ball and did the little things that were necessary to take it to us. I was pleased with the group that went in with about 15 minutes left in the first half. I thought that did settle us down a little bit. I thought it was great for us that such a large number of players were able to come on and make an impact In the second half we played much better, played to feet better. We played better and I felt we had the better opportunities.

"Unfortunately we weren't finding feet and whenever you can't take advantage of your changes you are putting yourself in a tough spot to be able to put together a win. I was pleased we fought back so hard playing the right way, playing the right kind of soccer. If we play like we did at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second we will do well in the tournament, but it is just going to be a consistency issue, now that it is one loss and you are out."

Elizabeth Gowan set up both goals for the Lady Ospreys - sending in the cross that Kristin Lazowick headed in 29 minutes into the match and the pass that Katelin Swift finished off in the 57th minute to put UNF up 2-0.

The Dolphins poured on the pressure in the second half and narrowly missed on a few different occasions. The best opportunity came after Vrcelj hit the post following a pass from junior forward Keri Zwikker and freshman midfielder Liza Grimmsgaard blasted the rebound barely over.

The Dolphins will look to repeat as A-Sun Tournament champions when they travel to Kennesaw, Ga. on Nov. 8.