Second Half Scoring Plagues Dolphins at Miami

Second Half Scoring Plagues Dolphins at Miami

MIAMI, Fla. – Jacksonville University's women's soccer program conceded six goals in the second half en route to a 7-0 defeat at Miami (Fla.) Sunday.

Ronnie Johnson recorded the first goal of the match in the 13th minute, and was later joined by Kristina Fisher and Gracie Lachowecki as multi-goal scorers in the outing. They each finished with two.

In the decision, the Dolphins fell to 1-3 overall while Miami improved to 3-1.

Jacksonville returns home to Southern Oak Stadium next Friday for a 6 p.m. match versus Alabama State.

"I'm hopeful we can learn a lesson from today," said Head Coach Brian Copham. "When we slowed down, and took the foot of the pedal, we were exposed. We have to be prepared to compete for an entire 90 minutes. When we didn't compete at the highest level, we gave up goals in quick succession. I have to do better in getting us prepared for everyone to be ready to fight. "

The Hurricanes outshot Jacksonville, 9-0, before Joëlle d'Entremont recorded the Dolphins' first attempt of the match. Her shot traveled over the net, but minutes later Rachael Burton nearly notched the match equalizer on a set piece.

The Dolphins were awarded a corner kick in the 27th minute and Burton connected for a header that went wide.

As the team closed in on halftime, Sara Wicks had grabbed six saves and a strike from beyond the 18-yard box by d'Entremont served as the Dolphins' first shot on-goal.

Wicks finished the afternoon with seven saves and freshman keeper Micaela MacKay entered the match in the final 22 minutes to stymie five UM shots.