This Week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Oct. 16, 2006


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Some of the JU fall teams play crucial A-Sun matches at home starting on Thursday. Here is a recap to last week's results and a look to what is in store for this week.



Senior running back Jerry Brant rushed for a career-high 224 yards on 35 carries and a touchdown and the Dolphin defense scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to lead the JU football team to a 28-21 Homecoming win over No. 8 Dayton, on Oct. 14 in front of 3,127 fans at D.B. Milne Field.

The Dolphins travel to Morehead, Ky. to face Morehead State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Women's Soccer

The Dolphins are in the midst of a four-match winning streak after a pair of shutout victories over Belmont and Lipscomb in Nashville, Tenn.

Sophomore Keri Zwikker, the regining "Player of the Week", scored the game-winning goal in the Dolphins' 1-0 win over the Bruins, while senior Michelle Kmiotek recorded seven saves to become the program's new all-time leader.

Kmiotek continued her hot streak by tallying her eighth shutout of the season (17th career) in the Dolphins' 1-0 victory against the Bisions on Oct. 14. Senior Jenny Borschel scored the game-winning goal on an assist from Zwikker.

This week, the squad hosts Mercer and Stetson at the Ashley Sports Complex starting on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team broke a three-match losing skid with a 4-0 win against Lipscomb at the Ashley Sports Complex on Oct. 14. Ramak Niakan safi, Anton Axlesson and Philipp Meyner each had first half goals, while Bojan Milicevic scored in the second half to secure the win. Senior Chad Comroe made three saves to secure his second shutout of the season.

The Dolphins will host A-Sun rival Mercer on Friday at 7 p.m.before traveling to take on Stetson on Sunday at 7 p.m.


Sara Bendorf had a match-high 19 kills, but it wasn't enough as the JU volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to UNFon Oct. 14 in the SunTrust River City Rumble.

The Dolphins return to action at home on Friday as they take on Stetson at 7:30 p.m.

Men's & Women's Cross Country

The women's cross country team finished a season-best second, while the men's team took 11th at the Stetson Invitational on Oct. 13.

Junior Fallon Heffernan was the women's top finisher for the third consecutive meet after placing third overall with a time of 19:48. Freshman Tiffanie Saxton finished a season-high eighth by running 20:21. JU's men were led by junior Charlie Allen, who finished with time of 32:20.

Both Dolphins' cross country teams travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to compete in the A-Sun Championship on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Men's & Women's Rowing

The JU rowing teams opened their 2006-07 season by earning five medals as the Men's Varsity 8 "A" took gold, while the Men's Varsity 4 and the Men's Varsity 8 "B" captured silver and the Women's Varsity "A" earned a bronze at the First Coast Head Race, on the St. John's River.

JU will next compete in the Head of the Schuylkill on Oct. 28 in Philadelphia.

Men's & Women's Tennis

Emese Sulyos, Lena Willi, and Tatiana Soldatova took the top three spots in Women's "A" Singles bracket, while Jordi Ballester advanced to the Men's "A" finals at the 2006 David P. Hastings Memorial Open on Oct. 14.

The Dolphins compete at the ITA Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala. starting on Thursday.