TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
Men’s soccer wraps up annual alumni day
Head Coach Mike Johnson was one of 16 former players taking part in the annual alumni game on Sept. 26.
Head Coach Mike Johnson was one of 16 former players taking part in the annual alumni game on Sept. 26.
The lopsided score was not any indication of the good spirits at the Ashley Sports Complex as the JU men’s soccer program hosted its annual alumni match on Sept. 26.

16 former JU players came back to play the current team in a scrimmage and received a free JU Nike dri-fit to wear during the match. Following the alumni’s 9-1 loss to the current squad, both groups shared a free meal from Bono’s barbeque and took a tour of the newly renovated Dolphins locker room.

“The pregame warm-up was great as we reminisced with other alumni about the glory days and visited with the current players,” said alumni and Golden Goal Association member Tony Loughman. “Once the match started, we were reminded that being an alumnus also means being old, but we enjoyed getting back out there with the younger guys. We are thankful to all those who came this weekend.”

The Dolphins carried the good will from reminiscing with the alumni over on Sunday as JU rallied with three unanswered second half goals to upset No. 26 College of Charleston, 5-3, on the final day of the JU/Nike Invitational.

“This is a great event every year,” said JU head coach and former player Mike Johnson. “We have a great alumni base and our team is thankful for the support they give us every season. It’s always a cool thing to see our past and present players talk about their time with the JU program.”

The current Dolphins return to action at home on Friday as they open the Atlantic Sun schedule against Stetson. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.