Howard Ends Dolphin Winning Streak At Six

September 26, 1999

Jacksonville, Fla. - A depleted Jacksonville University (6-1) men's soccer team dropped their first game of the 1999 season Sunday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex as the dolphins were defeated by Howard (3-1-1) in a driving rainstorm. The Dolphins, who played without the services of four starters lost to injury in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over USF, entered Sunday's game ranked 14th in the nation in the latest Soccer America Poll.

In a game that saw 41 fouls (20 for JU and 21 for HU) and six yellow cards (two for JU and four for HU), JU controlled play throughout, but the Dolphins were unable to capitalize on their chances as Howard goalkeeper Lyndon Burgess made seven big saves. Tied at the half, the game looked destined for overtime when Howard's Kevin Helton got behind the Dolphin defense to collect a long pass from Carlington Clarke, and then beat a diving JU goalkeeper at 85:27 for a 1-0 lead. The Dolphins mounted a furious attack over the game's final five minutes, but it would not be enough as Howard secured the upset and ended one of the longest winning streaks in the nation.

The Dolphins, who will play the next three weeks without senior captain Tony Powell, will return to action on Wednesday, September 29th at 7:00 P.M. when they open Trans America Athletic Conference play on the road at the University of Central Florida.