Women’s soccer blanks UT-Chattanooga, 3-0
Senior forward Keri Zwikker recorded her first multi-goal game of the season to help the JU women’s soccer team shut out UT-Chattanooga, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon on the final day of the Crimson Tide Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Zwikker added her 44th and 45th career goals, while finishing the classic with three goals to guide the Dolphins (3-4-1) to a perfect 2-0 record in the tournament. Freshman midfielder D.K. Henry led the Mocs (3-5-1) in shots with two attempts on goal.

“It was a great total team effort today,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “Execution was better than Friday and hopefully we can keep this up into next weekend.

“Our finishing was good as well and the defense played great too. Alexa (Rooney) did a good job in the posts, playing the entire 180 minutes which is not an easy task. Overall, we worked hard and got good team victory.”

The Dolphins got the game-winning goal from Zwikker less than 14 minutes into the match when she beat a defender 1-v-1 and knocked the shot in the far posts from eight yards out.

Zwikker scored again the in 68th minute on an assist from freshman defender Sissel Ravn to give JU a commanding 2-0 advantage.

Sophomore defender Devin Dowell added an insurance goal with her first score of the season off of a header from a pass by freshman midfielder Kelli Brougham in the 86th minute.

Freshman goalie Alexa Rooney made four saves between the posts to earn her second consecutive shutout for the tournament for JU. Mocs’ freshman goalkeeper Allie Preston recorded seven stops in the loss.

Following the matches, Zwikker, Dowell and senior defender Katie Orr were named to the Crimson Tide Classic all-tournament team for their play during the weekend.

The Dolphins return home to host East Tennessee State in the Atlantic Sun conference opener on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Ashley Sports Complex. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.