This week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Oct. 2, 2006


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Playing without three starters on the offensive line, senior running back Jerry Brant rushed for a career-high 159 yards and the Dolphin defense pitched another second half shutout to lead the JU football team to a 34-17 win over Valparaiso, Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.

The Dolphins wrap up their four-game road trip on Saturday as they travel to face Davidson. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Men's soccer

The men's soccer team broke a five-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over cross-town rival North Florida on Sept. 30 in their A-Sun Conference opener.

Freshman Stefan Runeman scored on a dividing header to give the Dolphins the game-winning goal.

The win also evened the second annual SunTrust River City Rumble standing with the Ospreys and secured JU's third consecutive Dennis Violett Memorial Cup.

This week, JU travels to North Carolina to complete in a pair of A-Sun matches starting on Thursday against Campbell.


The Dolphins split a pair of matches over the weekend at the JU Invitational in Swisher Gynasium.

JU fell in the opener to Florida Gulf Coast, 3-0, on Sept. 29. Sara Bendorf and Stevenique Richardson each had nine kills apiece to led the Dolphins.

The Dolphins bounced back from their loss with a 3-0 win against Bethune-Cookman.The senior duo of Richardson and Eva Stoilova both had 13 kills apiece, with Una Dzalba dishing out 42 assists.

The Dolphins will open their Atlantic Sun Conference schedule on Thursday against East Tennesse State in Johnson City, Tenn. at 7 p.m. They wrap up the week at Kennesaw State on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Women's soccer

The women's soccer team fell twice on the road in conference play last week.

Kennesaw State used two first-half goals to down the Dolphins, 3-1, on Sept. 28. Sophomore Keri Zwikker score her third goal of season for the Dolphins.

Junior Emilie Howland scored JU's lone goal in their 4-1 loss at East Tennessee State.

The Dolphins look to break a three-match losing streak on Thursday as they host Campbell at the Ashley Sports Complex with kickoff set for 7 p.m. They finish the week with Gardner-Webb on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Men's Golf

The men's golf team returns to action on Sunday to compete in the two-day Duke Coke Classic in Durham, N.C.

Last time out, the Dolphins fired a final round 300 to hold off Troy University by one while Duncan Stewart won the individual title at the Raines Development Group Intercollegiate on Sept. 22.

Stewart carded a one-over par 73 in the final round to tie Jordy Haden from Troy and Stan Guerrero from Old Dominion at 213, three-under par. On the third playoff hole, Stewart drained a 32-foot putt for birdie to seal his second individual title of the season.

Men's & Women's Cross Country

After a two-week layoff, the Dolphns men's and women's cross country teams travel to participate in the FSU Invitational on Saturday morning.

On Sept. 16, junior Fallon Heffernan placed 23rd to help the Dolphins finish eighth at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.

Heffernan had a time of 18:37.74 on the 5K course. Freshman Alyssa Deal finished 30th with a mark of 18:55.50 and Danielle Coyle ranked 59th (19:34.54).