Soccer Readies for Road Match at Jacksonville
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami soccer team travels north in the Sunshine State for a pair of matches, beginning Thursday at 7 p.m. against Jacksonville at Southern Oak Stadium.
Thursday’s contest will be streamed live on ESPN+ and can be found HERE, while live stats for the action are available HERE.
Thursday night’s matchup will mark the 10th time the Canes have faced the Dolphins, with Miami leading the overall series 6-2-1. The Hurricanes currently hold a six-match winning streak in the series, most recently defeating Jacksonville, 7-0, when the teams last met Aug. 28, 2016.
A total of 10 current Hurricanes saw action in the 2016 match. With a team-high nine shots against the Dolphins, junior midfielder Kristina Fisher tallied two goals in 65 minutes of action, while junior defender Dejah Cason led Miami with three assists. In the 88th minute, seniors Camie Kelton and Jamie Brunworth connected along the far sideline, before Brunworth sent a beautiful cross toward junior Lauren Markwith, whose header found the back of the net. Juniors Bayleigh Chaviers (three) and Lexi Castellano (two) combined for five shots on target, while redshirt senior goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce made a pair of saves in the contest and logged 70 shutout minutes.
The Canes enter Thursday’s affair with a 3-3-0 record on the season. First-year head coach Sarah Barnes’ side has outscored its opponents by a 7-1 margin in the first half, with the lone opposing goal coming in the second minute of the season opener against FAU.
Overall, 10 different Hurricanes have registered at least one point this season, with freshman forward Gudrun Haralz leading the way with eight points (3 goals and 2 assists).
Jacksonville (0-6-0) will play in its third consecutive home match on Thursday, most recently falling to Manhattan (2-1) and Winthrop (2-1). In both contests, the Dolphins outshot their opponents, but late second-half surges by the Jaspers and Eagles made the difference.
After facing Jacksonville, the Hurricanes will close out non-conference action Sunday at 1 p.m. against Stetson at the Athletic Training Center in Deland, Fla.
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