Dolphins Show Heart and Fight in Tough Loss to NJIT

Dolphins Show Heart and Fight in Tough Loss to NJIT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's soccer team (1-10-1, 1-3 ASUN) showed every bit of fight it needed to in order to stay in the game with NJIT (9-3-1, 3-1 ASUN) and despite firing more shots, came up short, 4-0.

NJIT controlled the pace early in the game, applying constant pressure and keeping Jacksonville out of the offensive end of the field for much of the first 10-15 minutes. The Highlanders built an 8-0 lead in the shot column before tallying the game's first goal in the 21st minute thanks to a bad-luck bounce that left a scorer wide open after Brittany Hundley made an outstanding save.

The Dolphins surrendered a second goal before the halftime break and two more in the second half despite outshooting NJIT, 17-14 in the game. Hundley made five saves and JU forced the NJIT keeper to make four. Seven of those 17 shots came off the foot of freshman Julianne Hutchison who set the tone for the JU offense. She was tough throughout and fought for a score to the very end.

Jacksonville will get an extended rest in preparation for its lone contest next weekend which will feature another round of the River City Rumble opposite North Florida. That match on Saturday will kick off under the lights of Southern Oak Stadium at 7 p.m.