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JSU Soccer ends regular season with win

JSU won their final regular season game against Tennessee Tech 2-1.

The Gamecocks will now be headed to the OVC tournament. This is the first trip to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament since 2005.

JSU scored quickly in this game in less than 10 minutes with both of their goals scored in the first half. Nicola Dominkovich scored the first goal with assists from Lindsey Jackson and Jackie Rush. In the 27th minute, Kelsey bright added the second goal of the game for JSU. Dominikovich was there this time for the assists. The goal was Bright’s 10th goal of the season. She joins Courtney Hurt with double-digit goals on the year. Bright had four of Jacksonville State’s nine shots on the day. The lone goal for Tennessee Tech was scored late in the 79th minute.

JSU was out-shot in the game as the Golden eagles had 10 shots to JSU’s nine. Freshman Caroline Robinson and sophomore Katie Thomas split goal-keeping duties. Robinson opened up and was goalie for the first half and had two saves. Thomas came in the second half to finish the game and had three saves.

This win was the Gamecock’s 10th win of the season and their sixth in conference play. So, the Gamecocks finished the regular season with an overall 10-9 record and 6-4 conference record.

For the seniors, this was the last regular season game they would play in their JSU career. The seniors on the team are Brianna Salverda, Kaitlyn Gregory, Jackie Rush, Lindsey Jackson, and Jessica Monahan.

For the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, the fifth seeded Gamecocks will face UT Martin Thursday, Nov. 6.

Continue to support the Jacksonville State Soccer team by watching their run in the Conference Tournament. There will be live updates on ovcsports.com as well as on jsugamecocksports.com.

Wesley Schultz
Staff Writer

Despite loss, JSU Soccer clinches spot in OVC Tournament

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JACKSONVILLE – Southeast Missouri spoiled Jacksonville State’s senior day with a 3-0 win, but not all was lost with the result as the Gamecocks clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Soccer Tournament after Sunday’s results around the league.

The Gamecocks wrapped up the 2014 home schedule on a sour note with a pair of tough losses this weekend at the JSU Soccer Field.  Jax State heads in to the regular season finale on Friday at Tennessee Tech with a 9-8 overall mark and 5-4 against the OVC.  SEMO kept its chances at the regular season title with the result and moved to 6-3 in the league standings.  The Redhawks will earn the right to host the six-team tournament with a win over SIU Edwardsville next Friday.

With Austin Peay’s setback at UT Martin, JSU will make its fourth appearance in the league tournament and the first since 2005.

SEMO’s Jenna Collinridge registered two of SEMO’s three goals to lead the way to the road win.  She broke the scoreless deadlock in the 26th minute with a straight-on attempt near the top of the penalty box and sailed just inside the left post past JSU’s Caroline Robinson.  The Redhawks would maintain the advantage the rest of the opening half and until the 53rd minute of the contest.  Collinridge tacked on her second goal of the match after taking the deflection off of a Robinson’s save attempt off the foot of Breana Beine.

The Redhawks added an insurance goal in the 81st minute with a goal from Natasha Minor that was belted from 20 yards out.

JSU was limited in creating scoring chances throughout the contest, but had a few that it could not send in the back of the net.  Jax State finished one shot better than SEMO, 15-14 and had 10 of those attempts in the opening half.  Redshirt junior Courtney Hurt tallied a match-best six shots, while senior Jackie Rush posted three attempts.

The match marked the final outing at the JSU Soccer Field for five Gamecocks.  Prior to the match the 2014 senior class of Brianna Salverda, Kaitlyn Gregory, Rush, Lindsey Jackson and Jessica Monahan were honored.

JSU and Tech will square off in Cookeville, Tenn. at 3 p.m. on Halloween.

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JSU Soccer wins fourth straight

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JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville State soccer team claimed its fourth consecutive match and its fifth Ohio Valley Conference win of the season after topping Belmont, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at the JSU Soccer Field.

After thumping Austin Peay on the road Friday evening, JSU completed the weekend sweep with the win over the Bruins.  Jax State improved to 9-7-0 on the season and 5-2 in the conference.  The five OVC wins is the most by a Gamecocks soccer squad since joining the league in 2003.  BU fell to 5-6-4 overall and 2-3-2 against the OVC.  With the win, the Gamecocks moved into a three-way tie for second in the league standings with three matches left on the docket.  Southeast Missouri and Murray State also have 5-2 records through the first seven matches of the season.  The Cougars of SIU Edwardsville currently lead the league with a 6-1 mark after downing Eastern Kentucky on Sunday.  JSU will host SIUE and SEMO next weekend.

JSU posted the lone first-half goal just past the midway point of the 45 minute half as senior Lindsey Jackson took a feed from redshirt junior Courtney Hurt and got past the Bruins’ defense for a one-on-one attack with the goalkeeper.  Jackson, from Marietta, Ga., angled the ball past BU’s Lindsey Espe for her second goal of the weekend.  The offensive opportunities were limited by both sides as JSU had five shots in the first half, while BU was credited with six.

The Gamecocks’ have one of the most explosive offenses in the OVC and it showed why with three goals within a seven-minute span in the second half.  Junior Kelsey Bright tallied her first of two goals on the day at the 50th minute.  Sophomore Carsen Taylor flicked the ball past Espe to Bright for the open net score.  Taylor, who manufactured the second goal of the day, etched her name in the scoring column after taking a rebound shot that was blocked by BU in front of the goal in the 53rd minute.  It was Carsen’s first goal of her career and would be the eventual game-winner after BU tacked on a pair of late goals.

Bright now shares the team lead in goals after finalizing the JSU scoring in the 57th minute.  Sophomore Abbey Clausen and Hurt created the scoring opportunity with Bright capitalizing on the play.  The Kingwood, Texas-native has nine goals on the season, sharing that spot with Hurt.

The Bruins, feeling the pressure of a 4-0 deficit, started to get more opportunities in the second half as they carded 17 of their 22 shots in the second half.  Taylor Smith put BU on the scoreboard in the 60th minute, while Belicia Mendiola netted a ball from a corner kick.

Freshman Caroline Robinson had another solid outing in the net with a career-high 12 saves in the win.

Jax State looks to cap off an unblemished home conference mark next weekend with a pair of home matches against SIUE and SEMO.  The SIUE contest is set for Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., while SEMO will visit Sunday for a 1 p.m. dual.  Sunday’s match will also be senior day and the 2014 senior class will be honored prior to the match.  Free pizza and free t-shirts will be handed out to the first 75 fans.

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Gamecocks late rally falls short against Samford

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville State soccer team put together a second half comeback, but Samford thwarted the Gamecocks’ late surge to escape with a 3-2 decision on Friday night in the 2014 home debut for JSU.

JSU dropped to 1-2 on the season, while the Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season after falling in their first two matches of the season.  Jax State looks to bounce back in the first home weekend of the season as it will host Mississippi Valley State on Sunday.  Match time is set for 1 p.m. at the JSU Soccer Field.

Samford weathered the JSU pressure early before creating scoring chances of its own.  SU posted all three goals within a nine-minute frame in the first half.  Emily Jones netted the first goal at the 25 minute mark as her shot from the left side came off the hands of JSU goalkeeper Meara Johnson and in the back of the net.  The Bulldogs took advantage of a free kick from a penalty at the top of the box and headed the ball past Johnson.  Heather Lacy was credited with the second goal of the night.  SU registered the eventual game-winner in the 34th minute as Jermaine Seoposenwe drilled a ball from the top of the penalty box for the score.

JSU was credited with six shots in the first 45 minutes, while SU turned in nine of its 15 total shots in the opening half.  The Gamecocks started creating chances in the second half and put the Bulldogs on their heels in the second half.  JSU, who finished with 16 total shots, had 10 in the second half. 

Red-shirt junior Courtney Hurt tallied the first of two second-half Jax State goals in the 64th minute.  After the Bulldogs were pressing in the JSU end of the field, sophomore Chelsi Bender cleared the ball to Kelsey Bright, who led Hurt on a great feed to get past the SU defense and knock it past the keeper.

Bright added to her stat line with her second goal of the season after she took the deflection off of a keeper save after a JSU attempt to knock it in the back of the net.
JSU had multiple chances in the final 14 minutes, but could not get the equalizer.  Senior Lindsey Jackson and Hurt paced the Gamecock offense with four shots each.

Live stats will be available Sunday at JSUGamecockSports.com.

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Bright lifts JSU Soccer past Gardner-Webb

Junior Kelsey Bright capitalized on one of her three shots in the 55th minute to lift Jacksonville State past Gardner-Webb, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.

The win is the first for the Gamecocks as they opened the 2014 campaign with a 2-0 loss at Elon on Friday.  The shutout was the second consecutive setback for the Runnin’ Bulldogs of GWU as they suffered an overtime loss to Wofford on Friday.

After being limited to just five shots on Friday against the Phoenix of Elon, JSU put together an offensive charge that out-shot the hosts, 13-10.  The Gamecocks had a balanced attack with six shots in the first 45 minutes and seven in the final half, including the game winner by Bright.

A corner kick by JSU sophomore Mackenzie Bellows began the scoring sequence for the Gamecocks.  After the corner, a scramble from the kick left Bright with an open shot to the back post and in the back of the net for the lone goal in the contest.  The goal was Bright’s 10th of her career and first JSU’s match with Charleston Southern last season.  Bellows, who was named to the Ohio Valley Conference’s All-Newcomer Team a year ago, was credited with the assist.  It was her third of her career after having a pair of assists as a freshman.

Newcomer Meara Johnson also highlighted JSU’s road win as the transfer from Mississippi State recorded a shutout in her first outing as a Gamecock.  Johnson turned in seven saves and staved off a late rally by GWU.  GWU was limited to just a pair of shots in the opening half, but tallied eight in the final half.

Bright, from Kingwood, Texas, had the game winner, but JSU was led in shots by senior Lindsey Jackson.  The Marietta, Ga.-native matched her career-high in shots with five in the affair.  Redshirt junior Courtney Hurt accumulated three shots in the win.

After splitting the first weekend of competition, JSU will host Samford on Friday, Aug. 29 for its home opener.  Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the JSU Soccer Field.  The Samford contest begins a three-match homestand for the Gamecocks as they will take on Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 31 before opening the month of September on Sept. 5 versus Jackson State.  Admission to matches is free.

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