This week in Jacksonville University athletics

Sept. 11, 2006


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The Dolphins dropped all of their games at the USF Smoothie King Invitational last weekend.

They fell to host USF and Texas Tech, 3-0. The Dolphins lost the finale to Wright State, 3-1. Melissa Merchant added seven blocks against the Raiders, while Sara Bendorf and Katie Hendrian each added over 10 kills.

This week, the Dolphins travel to compete in their final road tournament at the Miami Invitational. They open with Loyola Marymount on Friday at 4 p.m. before finishing with host Miami and Florida A&M on Saturday.

Men's soccer

The men's soccer team took a step forward and then two steps back in their 2006 progression. After opening the week by winning the JU-Nike Invitational title, the Dolphins dropped decisions to Wright State and Flagler. Wright State scored three unanswered goals to down the Dolphins, 3-2, on Sept. 8. Senior Tommy Krizanovic scored his nation-leading ninth goal in the contest, but was held scoreless for the first time all season in the Dolphins' 3-0 loss to Flagler on Sept. 10.

The Dolphins look to get back in the win column at the Wingate Inn Classic starting on Friday in Rock Hill, S.C. against host Winthrop at 7:30 p.m. They finish the tournament on Saturday against Radford at 2 p.m.

Women's soccer

The women's soccer team split a pair of games last week beginning witha 1-0 win over Georgia Southern at the Ashley Sports Complex. Sophomore Angela Hulse scored her second game-winning goal of the season, while senior Michelle Kmiotek added her third shutout in four games. The Dolphins finished the week falling to #24 Florida, 7-0.

Starting Friday, the Dolphins will host the third-annual Kick Out Cancer Soccer Tournament to raise money for cancer research. They open the tournament with Elon at 7 p.m. before finishing on Sunday against Maryland-Baltimore County at 2 p.m.


The Dolphins are back to the field after the bye week to start preparations for a road contest at Southeast Louisiana on Saturday at 7 p.m. An expected 10,000 fans is slated to show up for this sold-out match up in Hammond, La.

Men's and Women's Cross Country

After a week of practice, the Dolphins will compete at the Florida Invitational on Saturday morning.

Last time out, the women's cross country team took second place in the JU Short Course Duels on Sept. 1 at the old Dolphins Golf Course.

Freshman Alyssa Deal led the JU women with a time of 11:45 to finish third overall on the 3K course, while freshman Tiffanie Saxton placed seventh with a mark of 12:13 and junior Danielle Coyle placed eighth (12:18).

The Dolphin men were led by junior Charlie Allen on the 5K course.