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Jackonville Lacrosse Controls the Commodores

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Amanda Hurley scored four goals during an 11-0 run for JU (Photo by Bill Spangenberg)
Amanda Hurley scored four goals during an 11-0 run for JU (Photo by Bill Spangenberg)
Jacksonville, Florida – The Jacksonville Dolphins women’s lacrosse team used eleven unanswered goals to shut down the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores on Super Bowl Sunday in a 15-7 effort on the turf at D.B. Milne field. The Dolphins used a 13-1 run while shooting 13-of-17 over a thirty minute stretch from 20 minutes remaining in the first half and ten minutes into the second. The Dolphins (1-1) led by as many as 11 goals late in the contest before Vanderbilt was able to get their offense started in the final minutes of the game. “I thought our team controlled the ball well and made nice shots and I think our defense and goal keeping shut down Vanderbilt in the first half. With exception of a pass that found its way into the net, we had a shutout going for 38 minutes of play and I could not ask for a better performance than that out of our defense,” commented head coach Mindy McCord. “I give a lot of credit to Vanderbilt for fighting at the end. They scored four goals at the end and never stopped fighting. They are a perennial top-20 program and have been to the Final-four and they will be strong this year.” After a Carly Linthicum pass found its way past screened JU goal keeper Karli Tobin (Moorestown, NJ), the Dolphins forced several turnovers and Tobin made four first-half saves to shut down Vanderbilt for the remainder of the half. Tobin had double digit saves against the Commodores in 2011 and 2012 and she was again a big factor this year making nine saves and yielding just seven shots. The senior has been a “Commodore killer” making saves on 55% of Vanderbilt shots during her career at JU. “I can’t say enough good things about Tobes (Tobin),” said McCord. “She is as good as I have ever seen her so far this year. She was stellar against Team England (12-11 overtime win) and she was great again today. When she is hot we can beat anyone.” After Vanderbilt’s lone goal of the first half, the Dolphins ran off eleven straight goals, including four from Columbus, Georgia native Amanda Hurley. Morgan Derner (Lake Mary, FL)  added two of her own while Taylor McCord (Neptune Beach, FL) and Brit Orashen (Huntington, NJ) added a goal and an assist each during the run. The Dolphins went into the half with an 8-1 lead and began the second half with two quick goals in the opening two minutes to pull out to 10-1. Read the rest at