The JU women’s soccer team will take on the #1 seed and Atlantic Sun Tournament host on Friday night at 7 p.m. when they travel to Fort Myers, Fla. to play the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.
One thing is for certain when fifth seeded Dolphins take on the Eagles Friday night, there will be a winner. The two teams have tied in four consecutive matches dating back to 2009.
In their regular season matchup back on October 7, both teams were held to just one goal. Senior Eva Leeper came in off the bench and scored the Dolphins lone goal.
To reach the second round of the tournament and earn the right to play the top-seeded Eagles, JU traveled to Johnson City, Tenn. to take on the NCAA’s leading scorer Ramey Kearns and the rest of the ETSU Bucs. Kearns, fresh off being named the conference player of the year, added another goal to her nation-leading total, but her efforts were not enough. The Dolphins prevailed in overtime off of Kaitlyn Bassett’s second goal of night. The 2-1 victory put the Dolphins into the second round of the conference tournament for the second time in the last two seasons.
The Eagles are led by first team All-Conference member Shannen Wacker who has notched ten goals on the season and an impressive 23 points.
Fans interested in attending the match can purchase tickets at the gate. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Students with a valid A-Sun school ID can get in for free.
For fans not able to attend the game, live stats will be made available on judolphins.com as well as a live streaming feed on ASun.tv.