FRIDAY, JULY 07, 2000
Paladins Take Tournament Title With Overtime Victory

July 7, 2000

Jacksonville, Fla. - Furman University (3-0) got a goal in the 8th minute of overtime to defeat Jacksonville (1-1) by the score of 3-2 in the championship game of the 1999 Nike/JU Legends Tournament at the Ashley Sports Complex here Saturday afternoon. In the day's opening game, South Florida (2-2) scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat The College of Charleston (0-3) by the score of 3-1.

Jacksonville wasted no time in jumping to the lead as junior Stine Kloster scored an unassisted goal just 36 seconds into the championship game. Furman struck back in the game's 18th minute as sophomore Melissa Turner converted a pass from classmate Kaye Brownlee to knot the game at 1-1.

A goal by Jacksonville sophomore Trine Riis Groven at 41:52 off an assist by junior Marit Foss staked the Dolphins to a 2-1 halftime lead. Jacksonville made that lead stand up until the game's final minute when the Paladins freshman Katie Carson and Turner broke Brownlee free for a game tying goal with only 58 seconds to play. Just over seven minutes into overtime, Turner continued her heroic afternoon by converting a beautiful pass from Brownlee off a set-piece to claim the 3-2 victory and the tournament championship.

Jacksonville's Groven, Foss, Kloster and Brooke Moore all earned all-tournament honors, while Lauren Killey, Diana Poore, Brownlee and Tournament MVP Melissa Turner made the all-tournament team for the Paladins. South Florida's Siri Nordby and Tia Opliger, and The College of Charleston's Angie Blank were also named to the team.

The Dolphins will return to action on Tuesday, September 7th when they hit the road to take on the University of Mississippi at 7:00 P.M.