Women's soccer downs Embry-Riddle, 7-0

Oct. 11, 2005

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - Freshman Keri Zwikker secured a hat trick by scoring three goals, while freshman Michelle Lavine scored two goals and had three assists to help the Jacksonville women's soccer team defeat Embry-Riddle, 7-0, Tuesday night at the Ashley Sports Complex.

"It was a great job by our players on the field and on the bench," said head coach Chris Kouns. "Embry-Riddle is tough team that plays hard. I was extremely pleased with the way our girls raised their awareness and matched their style of play in the second half."

Zwikker put the Dolphins (4-6-3, 1-2-1 A-Sun) on the board early in the first half by scoring in a pile up from an assist by a Lavine corner kick and a deflection off the knee of senior Amber Otto. Zwikker helped extend the Dolphins lead to 2-0 by scoring off a foul with an assist from sophomore Emile Howland with less than three minutes remaining in the first half.

The Dolphins offense exploded in the second half by scoring five goals on the Eagles (8-6).

Lavine scored her third goal of the season by dribbling past a defender and sneaking it in the left side of the goal with an assist from Zwikker at the 22-minute mark. She would score again a minute later, off a goalie tie up from an assist by junior Jenny Borschel to extend the Dolphins advantage to 4-0.

Borschel would score at the 20-minute mark on a cross from Lavine. Zwikker would strike again for the Dolphins two minutes later when she scored from five yards out with assists from Lavine and junior Hilary Bricken. Senior Regan Rone scored her first goal of the season with less than six minutes remaining on a breakaway from an assist by Borschel.

"It was nice to see the how extremely fast the combinations of 1-2 touches formed for us in the second half," Kouns said.

The Dolphins defense headed by junior goalie Michelle Kmiotek only allowed one Eagles shot in the second half and only four in the game.

"This game was a good building block for us to have success in conference," commented Kouns. "We are looking forward to building off this win to have a good showing on Friday."

The Dolphins return to Atlantic Sun action this Friday at 7 p.m. against Belmont at the Ashley Sports Complex