Women’s soccer shutout by No. 22 West Florida, 5-0
No. 22 West Florida scored early and often to down the JU women’s soccer team, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon at Meadow Soccer Complex.

The Argos (4-0-0) has yet to allow a goal this season, outscoring their opponents 19-0. They have also outshot their opponents a staggering 94-to-14.

Sophomore midfielder Jelena Vrcelj had two of the Dolphins’ (1-2-1) eight shots in the match.

“I was disappointed in today’s performance,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “I was really upset with how we were out worked in the match. We didn’t execute and made some mistakes.

“Joe Bartlinski has a very good and athletic team because they capitalized on our mistakes. We have to get back to work on Tuesday and fix the problems from today.”

Junior midfielder Dernelle Mascall gave the Argos a 1-0 lead by scoring over JU freshman goalie Alexa Rooney from an assist by junior midfielder Shaneka Gordon at the 24-minute mark. Gordon scored in the left side of the net less than 10 minutes later on a pass from junior defender Anastasia Prescott to cap off the Argos’ first half.

Junior forward Marcela Franco scored after a rebound to give the Argos a commanding 3-0 lead to start the second half. She added her second goal of the match in the 85th minute from a cross by freshman midfielder Courtney Kolloff.

The Argos added another goal less than a minute later as junior midfielder Taylor Murphy scored to secure the victory.

West Florida junior goalie Courtney Jones (4-0-0) made two stops to pick up her fourth consecutive shutout, while Rooney (1-2-1) recorded two saves in the loss for JU.

The Dolphins will be back at home on Friday, Sept. 12, to host Fairfield on the first day of the JU Invitational at the Ashley Sports Complex. Georgia State and UNC-Asheville kick things off at 5 p.m. before the Dolphins face the Stags at 7 p.m.