February 23, 2013

Jacksonville Cruises Past Presbyterian

from press release

CLINTON, S.C. – Jacksonville scored seven goals in the first 10 minutes and never looked back winning by a final of 23-4 over Presbyterian in women’s lacrosse action Saturday at Old Bailey Stadium. The win took an extra special meaning for the Dolphins who were playing in support of the American Hear Association.

Combined, both teams were able to raise over $1,700.

“It was a great day to be able to play our game in honor and support of the American Heart Association,” said JU Head Coach Mindy McCord. “Helping to bring awareness about Heart Disease and recognizing family member and friends who have been impacted by heart disease at half time was very special.”

“I want to thank Presbyterian Head Coach Julie Redmond for giving our team the opportunity to join their efforts in supporting such a great cause.”

Sophomore Taylor McCord (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored three goals and had two assists while junior Ali Hoffman (Gambrills, Md.) added a hat trick as 16 different players found the back of the cage for the Dolphins.

For the JU players the final result did not have as much meaning as the worthy cause they were supporting.

“Today was a game that we could play for something bigger than ourselves and I am very proud of the way each player on the team contributed in a selfless way to achieve a win for a greater cause,” said senior goalie Karli Tobin (Moorestown, N.J.) who made five saves in 30 minutes of action before giving way to sophomore Asia Moore (Apex, N.C.).

Tobin added, “Today’s game was in particular very special to me because one year ago my dad was diagnosed with a heart condition and had to undergo open heart surgery. He is the strongest man I know and being able to play for him was such an honor.”

Freshman midfielder Kelly Lacy (Towson, Md.) felt the same heartfelt sentiments when the Dolphins took the field today.

“Today’s game was important to me today because my sophomore year of high school my dad suffered a heart attack,” said Lacy. “I played for him today and it was honor to be apart of this game!”

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