Women's soccer edges Mercer, 1-0
Senior defender Katie Orr and sophomore defender Devon Dowell usually help the Dolphins keep goals out defensively, but they used their offensive skills to guide the JU women’s soccer team past Mercer, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference action at Bear Field in Macon, Ga.

Orr recorded her first goal of the season on a pass from Dowell with less then a minute remaining in the first half to give the Dolphins (5-6-1, 2-2 A-Sun) all the offense they needed. The backline duo also helped the Dolphins hold the Bears (5-4-3, 2-1-1) to only five shots on goal.

“Overall, it was another excellent team effort,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “We played a great match against a very good physical squad. Mercer is a well-coached team and came out with good intensity in the second half, but I was pleased with the way we defended against them. In this conference, there is no easy game and I’m happy we got the win today.”

The Bears out shot the Dolphins, 8-to-3, in the second half, but freshman goalie Alexa Rooney made three of her five saves between the nets to earn her fourth shutout of the season.

Junior goalie Jean Worts made four stops in the first half for the Bears before giving way to freshman goalie Cristina Guilarte, who didn’t face any shots in the second frame.

The Dolphins return to action on Friday as they travel to DeLand, Fla. for an A-Sun match against Stetson. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.