Dolphins burst into flames in post-season action

Lynchburg, Va. — The eighth-ranked Jacksonville women’s soccer program fell 3-0 to the ranked Liberty Flames Thursday night in the opening round of the 2022 ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship.

With the win, Liberty faces the winner of Kennesaw State and Eastern Kentucky at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Less than two minutes into the contest, the hosts Flames hit the back of the net on a header from McKinley Burkett, assisted by Ivy Garner.

in the 38thth Minutes later, the Dolphins were awarded a corner kick. Off the Kick, all-freshman team pick Anaya Black would take a shot at the Jacksonville goal (6-5-5, 3-4-3), but the attempt would be stopped.

After a back-and-forth battle, the two programs went into the half-time break with Liberty holding a one-goal lead.

The two programs would continue their defensive struggle early in the second half, however the Flames would strike in the 68th framework. Saydie Holland extended the lead to two goals after a pass from Halle Engle.

Not five minutes later in the 72nd Minute Holland scored their second goal of the competition, extending Liberty’s lead to three.

In the end, the Flames would hold on to advance to Sunday’s semi-final game.

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