THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Women’s lacrosse battles Liberty in NLC Tournament

The JU women’s lacrosse team will battle Liberty in the first round of the NLC Tournament tomorrow in Farmville, Va.

The No. 3 Dolphins (6-10, 4-2 NLC) are three wins from a conference title and will face the No. 6 seeded Flames (1-11, 1-5) at 1 p.m.

“We’ve been very focused all week,” said JU head coach Mindy McCord. “This is a new experience for all of our players and I’m excited to see how we respond.”

In their last meeting, the Dolphins doused the Flames, 19-2, at a neutral site game in Jacksonville, Fla.

The JU outscored Liberty 16-1 in the first half, outshooting the opposition, 25-3, including scoring nine straight goals.

Freshman Emily Pepe turned in an outstanding performance for JU, tallying six points (3,3) while Jocelyn Jameson added a hat trick of her own. Goalie’s Hannah Collins and Karli Tobin split time in goal, each conceding a goal while making two saves.

Before the opening draw takes place between Liberty and JU, the tournament kicks off with a matchup between No. 2 Davidson (7-8, 5-1 NLC) and No. 7 Howard (2-12, 0-6 NLC). Following the Dolphins' contest, Friday’s action concludes with a game between No. 4 Detroit (6-10, 3-3 NLC) and No. 5 Presbyterian (3-12, 2-4 NLC) at 4 p.m.

In Saturday’s second round, JU will take on either Davidson or Howard depending on the outcome of Friday’s first two contests.

JUDolphins.com will be offering a live blog of every JU match at the NLC Tournament with the opportunity for fans to submit comments and questions during the event.