Sierra Overcomes Obstacles to Lead Dolphins to NCAA Tournament

Sierra PunchoutWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Sierra Overcomes Obstacles to Lead Dolphins to NCAA Tournament

by Jim Nasella

A little experience never hurt anyone, even if it was a bad experience. If you don’t believe that, ask JU women’s soccer goal keeper Sarah Sierra.

In Sierra’s case, a bad experience in high school was just what the doctor ordered in college.

Sierra, a redshirt junior from Madera, Calif., is coming off one of the greatest games of her career as the Dolphins head to the NCAA tournament to play Florida this weekend in Gainesville.

The exercise science and business management major recorded a shutout and survived a pressure-packed penalty kick session as JU advanced past Florida Gulf Coast in the Atlantic Sun tournament final, winning the penalty kick phase 5-3 this past weekend. For her efforts she was named the tournament Most Valuable Player and put on the All-Tournament team.

via Sierra Overcomes Obstacles to Lead Dolphins to NCAA Tournament – Jacksonville University Official Athletic Site.