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JU Women: Lax Aims for Continued ASUN Success on Road

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via press release – photo via JU web site   GAMEDAY INFORMATION Games 9 and 10: Jacksonville University (4-4, 1-0) vs. Delaware State (1-1, 1-0) and Howard (0-3, 0-1) | Mar. 31, 2017 | Dover, Del. and Washington, D.C. | 1 P.M. and 11 A.M. | @JUWLAX | #JUPhinsUp | Quote Board “We need to focus on playing well ourselves, and that is the most difficult thing to do game in and game out, to compete at a higher level than you did the day before. Our goal this weekend is to compete at a higher level than we did at ODU, and at the same time allow our depth and our bench to see significant playing time at Division 1 lacrosse and gain confidence.”  – Head Coach Mindy McCord “We have a challenge this weekend in how can we improve our level of play against teams that aren’t quite at that level, so our focus is on thinking about the big picture. We have to focus on our passing, cutting, and how we do things. It’s clear Howard and Delaware State are competitive against each other, and Delaware State is a fairly new program. We hope to bring a championship style of play with us.” – Associate Head Coach Paul McCord #PhinLaxFacts
  • Jacksonville University went 13-5 last season and a perfect 8-0 in ASUN Conference play. The Dolphins have won 25 consecutive ASUN regular season games
  • JU paces the ASUN and is third nationally with 12.75 caused-turnovers-per-game
  • Danielle Della Rocca, the ASUN’s all-time leader in goals and points, is second in JU history with 149 goals and 209 points. She is eight points and 28 goals away from tying Morgan Derner (2011-14) for most in JU history
  • Rachel Aus needs six points to reach 100 in her career
  • Head Coach Mindy McCord has guided Jacksonville to 98 wins in her tenure
Series History JU won at home, 23-3, over Howard last season, and stands at 8-0 all-time in the series.  The matchup at Delaware State will be the first between the schools. Do You Know the Enemy? Iman Hasan registered a program-record nine points with five goals and four assists for the Hornets in a 17-14 triumph over the Bison last week. DSU rallied from a 14-11 deficit for its first victory. Six different Bison scored in the loss for Howard. Prior to the contest vs. DSU, Howard scored only five goals in its first two contests at Longwood and Radford. Asiyah Frank and Natia Warren lead the team with five goals. Previously Nine goals in the second half lifted Jacksonville University (4-4, 1-0) to a 12-7 road victory over Old Dominion (4-4, 0-1) Friday in the ASUN Conference opener at a windy L.R. Sports Complex. MacEllen McDonough and Courtney Valdez each scored a hat trick in the Dolphin victory. Coming Soon… Jacksonville returns home to face Detroit Mercy on Apr. 7 and Central Michigan on Apr. 9.