FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2008
Women’s soccer travels to play West Florida on Sunday
After a week of practice, the JU women’s soccer team looks to get going again as the Dolphins head to Tallahassee, Fla., for a neutral site match against West Florida at Meadow Soccer Complex on Sunday at 1 p.m.

“We are excited to get back to playing again,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “Nine days off is a lot for any team, but that is how the schedule worked out.

“Joe Bartlinski has done a good job of coaching his West Florida team. They are athletic, work hard and are well organized so we will have to be very sharp when we hit the field on Sunday.”

The Dolphins (1-1-1) travel to the state capital after two solid matches against Flagler and Duquesne last week. JU scored three goals in the first half en route to a 5-0 victory against the Saints on Aug. 29, while out hustling the Dukes at the Ashley Sports Complex on Aug. 29 to wrap up the week.

Freshman forward Jessica Hurtado paced the Dolphins’ offense by recording two goals and two assists for a total six points. For her efforts, she was named Atlantic Sun Conference “Offensive Player of the Week.” Hurtado is the first JU freshman to receive the honor since Keri Zwikker earned it on Oct. 17, 2005.

The Argos (2-0), ranked No. 22 in the National Soccer Coaches Association, blanked their first two opponents to start the 2008 campaign. West Florida opened with a 5-0 thrashing against Flagler on Aug. 29 and finished with a 6-0 win over Thomas two days later.

The Argos will take on No. 15 Saint Leo on Friday in their home opener before heading to Tallahassee to face the Dolphins.