THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Women’s soccer plays Mississippi Valley State in Crimson Tide Classic on Friday
The JU women’s soccer team will look to break its three-match losing streak on Friday as the Dolphins head to face Mississippi Valley State in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for the Crimson Tide Classic at 5 p.m.

After facing the Devilettes, the Dolphins (1-4-1) will finish the classic on Sunday against Tennessee-Chattanooga at noon. This will also be the final two non-conference matches before the Dolphins head into Atlantic Sun Conference play.

“We are looking forward to playing after a good week of training,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “Both teams battle hard during matches so we will have our work cut out for us. Each match will be a challenge and we will have to be well prepared for both. This is a great opportunity for us to get some momentum going before heading into the conference schedule next week.”

The Dolphins dropped both of their matches last week in the JU Invitational as Farfield used two goals by senior midfielder Ahna Johnson to down JU on Sept. 12. The Dolphins jumped to a 2-0 advantage on UNC-Asheville, but the Bulldogs tied the match in the second half and scored the game winner in overtime to seal a 3-2 win on Sept. 14.

Senior forward Keri Zwikker and freshman forward Jessica Hurtado still top the squad with two goals apiece. Sophomores Jelena Vrcelj, Emme Graham and Tamara Cormier each have scored a goal for the Dolphins. Freshman goalie Alexa Rooney has 31 saves in five starts, while sophomore Lorna Brownlie recorded three stops in her first start of the season against UNC-Asheville.

The Devilettes enter the classic in search of their first win of the season, while the Mocs sport a 3-3-1 record after picking up a 1-0 win over Tennessee Tech on Sept. 17.