This Week in Jacksonville Athletics – Oct. 3-9

Jacksonville, Fla. – The calendar has turned and the Dolphins are entering the first full week of October with numerous programs in action this week representing the Greens and Whites.

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• Women’s golf competes in its second fall tournament, the Jupiter Women’s Invitational, hosted by Florida Atlantic• The lineup features Casey Powell, Ivete Rodrigues, Susanne Olivares, Laura Pasalodos and Ashley Huffman• The team placed sixth in their season-opening event, the Hoover Invitational, two weeks ago

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4 Oct: at #1 Wake Forest – 7:00 p.m
8 Oct: vs Liberty – 7pm

• The ‘Phins enter this week’s two games looking first to face the best team in the country in Wake Forest on Tuesday before returning home to face ASUN opponents Liberty on Saturday.
• Jacksonville has only faced the Demon Deacons once, in 1991 when Wake won. Liberty, on the other hand, has played the ‘Phins eight times, most recently in 2021 when JU knocked out the Flames 2-0.
• Last week, freshman goalkeeper Christian Sekanina was named ASUN Goalkeeper of the Week for his role in JU’s 3-0 win over Georgia Southern. The award marks Sekanina’s first-ever honor as a college goaltender.

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6 October: at Austin Peay – 7pm
9 Oct: at Lipscomb – 2pm

• The green-whites travel to Tennessee this week, where they meet new ASUN opponent Austin Peay (Thursday) and wrap up the weekend in Lipscomb (Sunday).
• JU lost 1-0 to Kennesaw State in Sunday’s only game of the week.

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Cross country for men and women
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October 7: at the Florida State XC Open

• The men’s and women’s cross country programs are picking up steam for the first time in almost a month, traveling to Tallahassee for the FSU XC Open.
• Last time at the UNF Invitational, the women’s program finished third while the men’s team placed 12th at the Embry Riddle XC Classic.
Hayleigh Palotti crossed the finish line first in both races this fall.

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Oct 7 vs North Alabama – 7 p.m
Oct 8: vs. Central Arkansas – 5 p.m

• The Dolphins split their two ASUN games in Tennessee this week, falling to Austin Peay on Friday and bouncing back with a five-set win over Lipscomb on Saturday.
• 11 kills on Saturday show for Haley Hartwas her 11th double-digit kill of the year.
Kariana Ayala-Drew Ranked 13th in the country with 5.24 digs per set, with the Bayamon, Puerto Rico product sitting on the ASUN.

Dolphin news this week
• Men’s basketball has released its 2022-23 schedule.
• Women’s Basketball announced their schedule for the upcoming campaign.
• Men’s Lacrosse released its 2023 roster on Monday.