Women's soccer falls in season-opener, 5-2

Aug. 28, 2005

Box Score

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- - Junior forward Jenny Borschel and freshman forward Michelle Lavine each had a goal, but it wasn't enough as the JU women's soccer team fell to Duquesne, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W.Va. The Dukes outshot the Dolphins 18 to 13.

"It wasn't a bad effort for our first game," said head coach Chris Kouns. "We showed very well and I was pleased with the way we moved the ball."

Duquesne (1-0) took the lead first when Shannon Rengers scored on a far corner shot at the 33:47 mark in the first half. The Dukes extended their lead later in the half to 2-0 with Audra Mathews scoring on a cross at the 14: 04 mark.

The Dolphins (0-1) started to battle back in the second half with Lavine scoring her first career goal as a Dolphin by a straight shot on a assist from freshman forward Keri Zwikker at the 42:44 frame. Shortly after the goal, Lavine and Zwikker would help assist Borschel on a first goal of the season to help the Dolphins tie the game.

"I was really happy to see our team fight back and score two goals in less than five minutes," said head coach Chris Kouns. "It really gave our team the confidence we needed."

The Dukes would go on to quash the Dolphins scoring attack by adding three more goals to seal up the 5-2 victory.

"Duquesne made us pay for our mistakes," said Kouns. "It is the sign of a well-coached team."

Freshman goalkeeper Leslie Rimer recorded four saves in her start for the Dolphins.

"Leslies Rimer played great for her first time starting in goal, " Kouns said. "I was happy to see all of the freshman play well today. [Keri] Zwikker and Kirby Hutton did a great job today."

"[Jenny] Borschel also played great for us today...she stepped up the plate," said Kouns.

The Dolphins travel to play Florida State at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1 at the Seminole Sports Complex.