WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008
Women’s soccer hosts UNF on Thursday in home finale
The JU women’s soccer will wrap the 2008 regular-season schedule at home against Atlantic Sun and cross-town rival UNF on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.
This match is also Senior Night for the Dolphins (8-8-1, 5-4) as Lauren Haynes, Keri Zwikker, Angela Hulse, Heidi Dettmer, Kirby Hutton, Katie Orr and Stephanie Kormanik will be suiting up in a JU uniform for the final time on the home pitch. Besides being the last match of 2008, the contest is another installment of the annual SunTrust River City Rumble. The Dolphins currently have a 2-1 advantage in the overall standings after picking up wins in Men’s Soccer (1-0/Oct. 26) and Volleyball (3-1/Oct. 28).
“It’s UNF, what more do I need to say,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “Everyone knows the magnitude of this contest. We want to build some momentum from this match to take with us to the A-Sun Tournament.”
The Dolphins enter the home finale after splitting a pair of matches last week in Nashville. JU opened with a 3-0 shutout win against Lipscomb on Oct. 24, but Belmont rallied from a two goals-deficit to down the Dolphins, 3-2, in overtime on Oct. 26.
Sophomore forward Jelena Vrcelj scored three of the six goals to pace the Dolphins. Vrcelj has scored seven of her eight goals in A-Sun play to put her second on the conference list.
Senior forward Keri Zwikker broke out of her goal slump with a score in each match and has also recorded an assist in the last four of five matches to help JU.
Off the field on Thursday, the Dolphins will be teaming up with the “Soccer for Cure” organization to help raise awareness and donations for breast cancer.
“Soccer For A Cure" is a non-profit organization that is structured to serve as a place where all levels of the Soccer nation (youth, club, high school, college, adult, and professional) can "Stand Together as a Team" to help families fight the battle against all types of cancer. The foundation was launched by cancer survivor Charles Corbitt at the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) convention in January 2008.
“We are fortunate to be partnering with a worthy organization,” said Copham. “We wanted to help support cancer research. I want to thank Charles Corbitt and his organization for helping us with this opportunity.”
2008 WOMEN'S SOCCER