The Stetson women's soccer team heads back on the road this weekend to take on a pair of teams near the top of the conference standings. The Hatters will take on Jacksonville on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m., and then challenge North Florida on Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Jacksonville welcomes Stetson to town with an overall record of 5-4-2, and an undefeated mark of 2-0-1 in league play. The Dolphins are also undefeated in their last four contests, topping College of Charleston, Northern Kentucky, and Lipscomb before tying North Florida 1-1 last Friday. Marie Weckhurst leads JU with four goals and two assists for 10 points in 2012, while Raquel Weckhurst has added four assists for the Dolphins.
North Florida will host FGCU on Friday before taking on Stetson on Sunday. The Ospreys are currently 4-6-2 overall, but are an undefeated 2-0-1 in conference action. After five straight games without a victory during the middle part of the season, UNF has gone three straight without a loss, topping NKU and Lipscomb before the 1-1 tie against Jacksonville last Friday. Thea Linkfield and Carolina Lencina lead the way so far this season, each tallying four goals and three assists for 11 total points.
Jacksonville holds a 10-7-2 advantage over Stetson in the all-time series, which began in 1995 when Stetson won 9-1 at home. Jacksonville has won the last two tilts, defeating the Hatters 1-0 in 2010 and 3-1 in 2011. In the eight times that Stetson has matched up with UNF, both teams have come away with four wins. The Ospreys took the first ever game, a 1-0 decision in 2005, but Stetson has won the last two, including a 1-0 victory in the 2010 A-Sun Tournament.
Fans can follow @StetsonWSoccer on Twitter for in-game updates, keep up with Live Stats at JUDolphins.com and UNFOspreys.com, or watch both games on ASun.TV.