JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's soccer team continues its home spell this weekend with a pair of marquee matches in Charleston Southern and Miami (Fla.). Kickoff between JU and the Buccaneers is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. while the Hurricanes visit Southern Oak on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Earlier this year, Jacksonville announced the launch of its own ESPN3 broadcasting production. Friday's match versus Charleston Southern will mark the Dolphins' first soccer broadcast of the fall. Click the links above for live access to both matches.
JU'S LAST OUTING
The Dolphins rallied from an early deficit to record their first victory of the season in 3-2 fashion over Presbyterian College. Marie Weckhurst scored two goals in the match, the decisive goal in the 76th minute, and Cassie Elmore recorded her first of the season.
Weckhurst is currently tied for second in the Atlantic Sun with three goals. She sits with 16 in her career, which is third-most among active conference players.
Charleston Southern (1-1-1) was selected 10th overall in the Big South preseason poll and returns four starters from last season including its leading goal scorer Anna Sells who continues to pace the team with two in 2015.
The Buccaneers are coming off of a 1-0 shutout loss at the hands of Northern Kentucky.
SERIES: CSU holds a slight edge in the all-time series, 2-1
COACH COPHAM'S ANALYSIS: "We expect CSU to be a very hard working team. We will have to be prepared to handle their pressure."
NOTABLE: The teams have met in Jacksonville just once in program history with the Dolphins earning a 4-1 victory at home
Miami (0-3-0) has scored five goals in their past two matches, all after halftime against teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA Coaches Poll. Before visiting Jacksonville on Sunday, the Hurricanes are scheduled to face Florida Atlantic.
Erin McGovern currently leads the team with two goals while Amy Schmidt is Miami's best facilitator with two assists.
SERIES: All-time series swings in favor of the 'Canes, 4-2-1
COACH COPHAM'S ANALYSIS: "Miami plays in the top conference in the country and we know they will be an excellent challenge on Sunday. They have a very athletic team and we know some of them are extremely dynamic which will require us to be at our collective best."
NOTABLE: In seven matches played, the goal differential is 15-to-13 (Miami) … JU and UM first faced each other on Sept. 1, 1998 and the Dolphins recorded a 3-0 shutout victory
Jacksonville hosts Florida Atlantic on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.