Oct. 14, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - Freshman Keri Zwikker scored her team leading eighth goal of the season to propel the Jacksonville women's soccer team past Belmont, 1-0, Friday night at the Ashley Sports Complex in a key Atlantic Sun conference match
At the 16-mintue mark in the first half, freshman Michelle Lavine launched a shot from 30-yards out that ricocheted off the crossbar. Micaela Crowley, Belmont's goalie, misjudged the falling ball and Zwikker took advantage of the mistake to score the game winner for the Dolphins (5-6-3, 2-2-1 A-Sun). Zwikker has scored four goals in the last two games, while Lavine has dished four assists in the last two games.
"I am very pleased to get another conference win," said head coach Chris Kouns. "It was especially nice to beat Belmont, who knocked off two of the top A-Sun teams in Kennesaw State and East Tennessee State."
The Bruins (3-9-0, 2-4-0) had a chance to tie the game in the second half. Less than four minutes into the second half, Belmont's Anna Holt had a wide open shot to score, but tripped and fell as the ball was sent her way.
Junior goalie Michelle Kmiotek recorded four saves and notched her second shutout of the week.
"I was happy to see every player on our team attack the ball and find feet," Kouns said. "We can do a lot of good things when we find feet."
"I was not pleased with the way we got sucked into Belmont's direct play in the second half," said Kouns. "It is never a good thing for us to play direct. With experience, our girls will mature and be able to control the ball for 90 minutes instead of 45 minutes."
The Dolphins will play their last home game of the season at the Ashley Sports Complex on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Lipscomb.