Women's Soccer Loses 3-1 to No. 20 William & Mary
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HARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 21, 2011 - No. 20 William and Mary kept its unbeaten conference record intact as the
Tribe downed James Madison 3-1 in
Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer Friday night at the JMU Soccer
The league-leading Tribe improved to 14-1-2 overall record and 9-0-0 in CAA
play. W&M extended its winning
streak to nine games and its unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1).
JMU's record now
stands at 7-7-3 overall and 4-4-1 in CAA competition.
With a late goal by
JMU redshirt junior Dana O'Brien (Warminster,
Pa./William Tennent), the
Dukes became one of only four CAA teams to score on the Tribe, which has given
up only four goals in nine league games.
W&M led 2-0 at halftime after junior Erin Liberatore (Midlothian, Va./James River) scored in the 12th
minute and freshman Emory Camper (Virginia
Beach, Va./Cox) added a goal in the 42nd minute.
Junior Cortlyn Bristol (Oak Hill,
Va./Chantilly) fed a pass from the middle of the box to the left side to
Liberatore, who took a shot from nine yards out. Her shot hit the left post and spun into the
On the second score, sophomore Dani
Rutter (York, Penn./Central York) delivered a pass from the left side of
the field into the box to Camper. Camper
slid a shot from five yards away just out of reach of redshirt freshman
goalkeeper Kate Courter (Lincoln
Park, N.J./Immaculate Heart) inside the left post.
A free kick from 26 yards by Tribe senior Diana
Weigel (Fairfax, Va./Woodson) in the 84th minute sailed into the upper
right corner of the goal and gave W&M a 3-0 advantage.
O'Brien's score came on a play that began with a corner kick by sophomore Lauren Wilson (Coatesville,
Pa./Downingtown). Redshirt junior Kelly Germain (McLean, Va./Langley)
headed Wilson's kick to the right side of the goal, where O'Brien finished with
a shot from close range.
W&M took 15 total shots to 14 for JMU but held a 9-3 advantage on shots on
Tribe redshirt junior goalkeeper Katherine
Yount (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) finished with two saves, and JMU's
Courter made six saves.
W&M has already locked up the number one seed for the upcoming CAA
Tournament (Nov. 3, 4 & 6) but there's quite a battle for the remaining
five spots as only five points separate the number two through 11 teams in the
Tied for second are George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth, which both have
4-2-3 records and 15 points. JMU and
Northeastern each have 4-4-1 records and 13 points and are tied for
fourth. Towson and Hofstra (4-5-0) are
tied for sixth with 12 points, Delaware (3-3-2) and Drexel (3-4-2) are tied for
eighth with 11 points, and Old Dominion and Georgia State are tied for 10th
with 10 points.
In CAA play, a team earns three points for a win and one point for a tie.
JMU closes out the home portion of its schedule Sunday (Oct. 23) with a 1 p.m.
game vs. Old Dominion.