Women's soccer defeats Georgia Southern in overtime, 1-0

Sept. 20, 2005

Box Score

STATESBORO, Ga.- - Freshman Keri Zwikker hammered home the winning goal in overtime to pull the Jacksonville University women's soccer team past Georgia Southern, 1-0, Tuesday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga.

"It's nice to finally win an overtime," said head coach Chris Kouns. "I'm really relieved."

"I'm also really proud of the way Louisa Ward and Heidi Dettmer stepped in midfield," Kouns said. "They both came off the bench and gave us that stabling presence we needed."

With five minutes remaining in overtime, Zwikker received a booming punt from junior goalie Michelle Kmiotek. She dribbled past two defenders and scored the golden goal for the Dolphins (2-4-2).

The Eagles (1-6-1) had ten shots, but were unable past the stingy backline of the Dolphins defense and Kmiotek, who picked up her second shutout of the season.

"Give credit to the backline of Amber Otto, Kirby Hutton, Emilie Howland and Stephanie Kormanik," boasted Kouns. "They did a great job of making Georgia Southern's shots less dangerous."

The Dolphins open the Atlantic Sun slate on Friday at home against East Tennessee State at 7 p.m. Fridays game also marks the first game ever to be played under lights at the Ashley Sports Complex.