Soccer Downs Jacksonville, 4-1

Aug. 25, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–The University of Miami soccer team downed Jacksonville University 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Ashley Sports Complex in its final exhibition match of the season.

Sophomore Allison McWhinney (Danvers, Mass.) scored three of Miami’s four goals. McWhinney scored the first goal at 23:10 on assists from junior Laura West (Allen, Texas) and newcomer Anik Huffman (Winter Park, Fla.).

Britney Butcher (Bothell, Wash.) picked up her third pre-season assist as she assisted McWhinney at 49:02 putting the Hurricanes up 2-0.

The Dolphins scored a goal at 53:00 as Yvonna Rowinski scored on an assist from Dianne Herlihy.

McWhinney scored an unassisted goal at 63:31 to Miami up 3-1.

Freshman Gitana Gotay (Sandy, Utah) scored a goal at 79:11 on an assist from West.

The Hurricanes had 30 shots on the day, while JU took four.

“I was very pleased with the overall effort from the team today,” said head coach Jim Blankenship. “We had a positive and encouraging pre-season, we are looking forward to the start of the regular season.”

Rachel Elsby (Boca Raton, Fla.) played in goal the first half, making two saves. Jennifer Becker (Marietta, Ga.) played the second half allowing one goal.

The Hurricanes open the 2001 season at the Florida State Tournament in Tallahassee, Fla. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Miami takes on Loyola at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.