This week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Aug. 28, 2006


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The Dolphins opened the season with an 3-1 victory over Missouri-Kansas City at the Louisville Invitational. Freshman Amanda Youell led the Dolphins by recording a triple double with 14 kills, 21 assists and 10 digs. Stevenique Richardson tallied 12 kills and five blocks, while Una Dzalba had 21 assists. JU fell to Louisville and Jacksonville State on the final day of the tournament.

Starting Friday, JU will host the Crispers Invitational at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins will face Southeast Louisiana on Friday, followed by Georgia Southern and Lafayette on Saturday.

Men's soccer

The men's soccer team lost late twice to open the 2006 season. The Dolphins fell to UNC-Greensboro, 4-2, in Greensboro, N.C. Senior Tommy Krizanovic and junior Anton Axelsson each added a goal in the loss. Elon scored a goal in overtime to down the Dolphins, 5-4, on Sunday in Rock Hill, S.C. Krizanovic and Axlesson would both score two goals in the contest.

On Sunday, the Dolphins will be at home taking on Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. They will play again at home on Monday against Georgia State at 3 p.m.

Women's soccer

The Dolphins fell to #18 Georgia, 1-0, on the road to start the season. Senior goalie Michelle Kmiotek tied a career-best with 12 saves, while facing 38 shots in the game.

The Dolphins will host Florida International on Wednesday at home starting at 3 p.m. They will take on LaSalle (Pa.) on Friday at Patton Park with kick off at 6 p.m. JU will finish the week in DeLand, Fla. on Sunday when they sqaure off against Navy at 5 p.m.


It's game week for the Dolphins as they prepare to host Gardner-Webb in the home opener at D.B. Milne Field on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The Dolphins were picked to finish fifth in the Pioneer Football League Coaches Poll. JU returns six starters on both sides on the ball that helped the Dolphins finish second in the PFL South division last year. The Dolphins will face a daunting schudule this season with six games on the road as they look to capture their first PFL Championship.

Men's and Women's Cross Country

The Dolphins men's and women's cross country teams open the 2006 season as they host the JU Short Course Duals at the old Dolphins golf course on Friday afternoon.

The women's team returns junior Fallon Heffernan. In 2005, Heffernan was the Dolphins top finisher in every meet and earned all-conference honors with a career-best time at the conference championship.