Dolphins drop second straight conference game

The Jacksonville University women’s soccer team entered the weekend unbeaten in Atlantic Sun play, but finished 0-2 on the weekend after losses at Mercer and Kennesaw State.  The Dolphins fell 2-1 Sunday afternoon to the Owls.

Kennesaw used two first half goals from Katrina Frost to jump out to the early lead and hang on for the 2-1 victory. 

Frost struck first in the 29th minute when she collected a cross and fired a shot just outside the box passed Dolphin goal keeper Jill D’Amico. 

Just six minutes later, Frost would get her second goal of the day off of a rebound from only eight yards away. 

After being shutout in the first half, the Dolphins would waste no time in the second half getting on the board. 

Seven seconds into the second period, senior Emily Culbreth took a shot from head-on from 12 yards out to beat the keeper and cut the lead in half. 

The Dolphins could not find the equalizer however as that would be their only goal of the day.

"We played a very good second half today," said JU head coach Brian Copham.  "There were good moments in the first half, but unfortunantely we had a couple of miscues that they were able to take advantage of.  We just dug ourselves too big of a hole to try and climb out of.  I am proud of the way we fought back and competed and hope to continue with that effort and mindset next weekend."

Kennesaw outshot JU 12-7 although the Dolphins took 11 corner kicks to the Owls none. 

Jacksonville fell to 6-6-3 overall and 3-2-2 in conference play with the loss.  They will look to rebound when they host ETSU Friday at 7:00 p.m.