After waiting to play for over two hours due to a lightning delay and a scoreless first half, the JU women's soccer team erupted for three second half goals to defeat Presbyterian College 3-1 late Thursday night.
The Dolphins (2-3-1) defeated the winless Blue Hose to secure their second win of the year fueled by goals coming off the feet of Miranda Fyfe, Emily Culbreth, and Sarah Moghadas.
JU thoroughly dominated Presbyterian outshooting the Blue Hose 25-9 including 16-2 in the first half. Althought the Dolphins ripped off 16 shots in the first half, they were not able to crack through and score the game's first goal until the second half.
"I was very pleased with the attacking effort and the chances we created tonight," said head coach Brian Copham. "We had contributions from many players tonight and I pleased with the energy and spark that they all brought."
In the 56th minute, the freshman forward Moghadas took a cross from senior Becca Massip and blasted a shot off the cross bar and passed the Presbyterian goal keeper to put JU up 1-0.
Presbyterian was able to tie the game up a few minutes later as Alice Blackwell converted on a penalty kick knotting the score at one all.
The Dolphins quickly regained control of the match and secured the win with two goals in the next six minutes. Massip served in another cross from the right side that the senior defender Culbreth corraled and sent into the left side of the net. Fyfe added the insurance goal moments later as she struck a ball with pace from outside the box to beat the keeper.
As the first game of two in a road trip through South Carolina, the Dolphins will travel to Furman University and take on the Paladins on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm.