JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a slow roller across the goal line but the Jacksonville University women's soccer team concluded its scoring drought in a 3-1 decision against the College of Charleston Thursday afternoon.
"I'm disappointed in the result, but not the effort," said Head Coach Brian Copham. "It was great to see the girls continue to fight, even though we played a man down for a majority of the match.
"College of Charleston is a good team and a good test before conference. Moving forward, things won't get any easier and our nonconference schedule has prepared us for what's next. We'll review film and be ready for North Florida next Saturday."
Dribbling through the six-yard box for the first goal of the match, Laura Ortega struck first for the Cougars' early edge.
She was involved in all three of the visitor's goals. With 30:55 on the clock, she sent a cross into the box which led to a Rio Speller-Drews header, and her entry pass at the 48:52 mark setup Ali Frietas for the team's 3-0 advantage.
On the opposite end of the field, Jacksonville's scoring effort wasn't due to a lack of trying as six of its 10 shots traveled on frame.
Not only did Henry end the Dolphins' scoring drought, she also concluded Lauren Killian's shutout streak at 532:15. The goal was the first of her young Dolphin career.
Freshman goalkeeper Micaela MacKay finished the match with a career-high six saves in 45 minutes of action.
Jacksonville opens Atlantic Sun play next Saturday, Sept. 24, in a River City Rumble at North Florida. Match time is set for 7 p.m.