JU Women’s Lacrosse Drops Close Contest to USC

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via press release


Jacksonville, Fla. – The #18 ranked Jacksonville Women’s Lacrosse team battled it out in the rain on Friday afternoon but came up short to University of Southern California (USC) by a score of 13-12. 
In a game full of scoring and plenty of rain, Sarah Elms shined for the Dolphins leading JU with five goals. Jenny Kinsey and Mackenzie Boyle had two goals each for Jacksonville. Alyssa ArnoldMegan Prescott and Lauren Craft rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece. Addy Tysdal took the decision with nine saves in goal for the Dolphins.

The first quarter was fairly back and forth as the Dolphins and Trojans traded three goals each, leaving the game tied going into the second. Boyle opened up the scoring with the first of her two goals on the afternoon, while Elms and Megan Prescott also tallied in the quarter for the Dolphins. 
Moving into the second quarter, Jacksonville found their rhythm and went on an offensive run scoring three unanswered goals. Elms was a goal scorer again in the quarter adding an unassisted tally with three minutes remaining in the half to make the score 6-3. 
Coming out of the half leading by three Jacksonville was determined to keep their scoring run going as Elms opened the second half with a goal 2:47 into the third quarter, raising the Dolphins lead to four.  
USC would go on to score six unanswered goals before Arnold finally struck back for JU, however the Dolphins trailed by one entering the fourth, 9-8. 
Like the first quarter, the fourth and final frame was back and forth with Boyle beginning the quarter with a goal that tied the game up at 10. USC would then score two goals in a row, followed by two goals from Jacksonville, and the game was tied again at 12 with 2:06 remaining.  
USC break the tie and score with 49 seconds remaining, and hold on to defeat the Dolphins, 13-12. 

Postgame Comments 

Game Notes: – USC leads the all-time series over Jacksonville, 3-0. – Elms lead the way for the Dolphins scoring five goals and adding one assist to move her season points total to 10. 
Up Next
Jacksonville returns home vs Niagara this Sunday at 1:00 pm. The game will also be Youth Lacrosse Day and kids are encouraged to stay after the game for autographs with several members of the programs.