Women's soccer knocks off East Tennessee State in Atlantic Sun Tournament, 2-1

Nov. 3, 2005

Box Score

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Sophomore Emilie Howland scored her first goal of the season with the nine seconds remaining in the game to propel the Jacksonville women's soccer team past East Tennessee State, 2-1, Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at Boiling Springs, N.C.

"I'm very excited for the girls to get another win at the conference tournament." said head coach Chris Kouns. "I'm happy that we are able to make the final four in the conference tournament for the second year in a row. It says a lot about where the direction of our program is going."

With the score tied at one apiece in the second half, senior Amber Otto received a throw in the final minute and dished the ball to Howland, who knocked in the lower right part of the net to give the Dolphins (8-9-3) the game-winning goal.

"We talked all week about being quick off restarts all week," said Kouns. "I was pleased to see the girls accomplish that in the final five minutes to score the goals necessary for the win."

The Buccaneers (8-11-1) lead initially when Adrian Mobley scored a goal early in the second half. The Dolphins tied the game with less than five minutes remaining in the game on a team goal.

"Give all the credit to East Tennessee State because they outplayed us and deserved to win," said Kouns. "Our girls played with a lot of heart in the final five minutes to earn the win."

The Dolphins play #1 seed Florida Atlantic in the semifinals on Friday at 4 p.m. in Boiling Springs, N.C. The Dolphins and Owls battled to a 2-2 tie in their only meeting this season.