Men's Soccer Weekly Notes, Sept. 5
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Head Coach: Tom Martin,
27th JMU season, 335-141-51; 36th career season, 454-176-61
This Season: 1-2-1 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic
JMU Last Season (2011): 13-5-2
overall; 8-3-0 (1st place) CAA; CAA Tournament semifinalist; NCAA Tournament
Round of 16
In the JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational the Dukes beat
St. Bonaventure 6-1 on Aug. 31 before
Temple 0-0 in double overtime on
Who: North Carolina
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
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North Carolina: The defending NCAA champion Tar Heels are
ranked number one in two (NSCAA/College Soccer News) national polls. UNC, which takes a 3-0 record into a Sept. 8
home game vs. Virginia Tech, has posted shutout wins over Gardner-Webb (4-0)
and West Virginia (1-0) and has recorded a 2-1 victory over Boston University.
The Tar Heels were picked by league
coaches to finish a close second behind Maryland in the nine-team Atlantic
The Series vs. North Carolina: The series is
tied 2-2-0, but the teams have only met once since 1994, when all of the
current Dukes were preschoolers.
UNC won last year' s meeting 4-1
and went on to claim the 2011 NCAA title.
The 1994 meeting came in the
opening round of the NCAA Tournament, played at UNC. JMU shut out UNC 3-0, then beat Duke 2-1 in a
home second-round game before losing 4-1 at Virginia in the quarterfinals.
JMU vs. North Carolina All-Time
The series is tied 2-2-0.
Date, Result, Score, Site
+ Wake Forest Tournament
# NCAA Tournament
Grant Honored by CAA: Sophomore Josh Grant was named CAA Rookie of the Week for the week ending
The Dukes' forward scored two goals
on only three shots in JMU's 6-1 Aug. 31 home win over St. Bonaventure.
(NOTE: Grant has sophomore
eligibility but is in his first season of collegiate competition.)
Players Score Four: Four of JMU's six goals in the 6-1 Aug.
31 win over St. Bonaventure were scored by first-year players. Sophomore Josh Grant scored twice, and freshmen Tom Fouhy and Bjarki
Aðalsteinsson each had a goal and an assist.
Wyatt Now in Top 20 on Goals List: Senior Paul Wyatt, who scored two goals Aug. 31 vs. St. Bonaventure, now
has 21 career goals. He's in 18th place
on JMU's all-time goals list. Just ahead
of Wyatt on the career list is Sami Ojala (1998-00) with 22 goals and Chris
Simon (1986-89) with 23.
Four Opponents Projected for NCAA Field:
Four JMU opponents are projected to be among
the 48 teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, according to the website
TopDrawerSoccer.com. The weekly
rankings are a running attempt to project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers,
including every automatic conference berth. The Week
3 rankings were released Sept. 3.
JMU opponents on the list
#1 North Carolina (Sept. 11)
#14 Georgetown (Sept. 25)
#23 Old Dominion (Oct. 3)
#43 SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 26) (L 0-1)
Is Winningest Active Coach:
Dukes' head coach Tom Martin
is the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I soccer. In his 36th career season, he has a career
record of 454-176-61. His record in 27
JMU seasons is 335-141-51.
Home Unbeaten Streak at 13: JMU
did not lose at home last season, and the Dukes have a win and a tie in home
matches in 2012. JMU takes a 13-game
(11-0-2) home unbeaten streak into its Sept. 11 game vs. defending NCAA
champion North Carolina.
That's the longest home
unbeaten streak for the program since JMU set a school record with 14 games
without a loss (13-0-1), spanning the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Longest JMU Home Unbeaten Streaks
14 (13-0-1), 2003-04
13 (11-0-2), 2011-12
13 (11-0-2), 1997-98
13 (11-0-2), 1988-89
12 (11-0-1), 1972-74
11 (9-0-2), 1988
10 (9-0-1), 1989-90
9 (7-0-2), 2006
JMU Week by Week in the National
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason: nr Soccer
America | votes College Soccer News | #19 NSCAA
Aug. 27: nr Soccer
America | nr College Soccer News
| votes NSCAA
Sept. 4: nr Soccer
America | nr College Soccer News
| nr NSCAA
CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in
Delaware, votes (College Soccer
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
Northeastern, votes (NSCAA Sept. 4)
Old Dominion, 6th (Soccer America Sept.
JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, SIU Edwardsville,
Northeastern) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls
(NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Sept. 3/4)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
SIU Edwardsville, Aug. 26,
neutral (L 0-1), votes | nr| nr
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home, 1 | 3 | 1
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home, 13 | 17 | 16
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away, 15 | 6| 11
Northeastern, Oct. 6, away, votes | nr| nr
America | College Soccer
In the Region: Six CAA members are ranked or receiving votes
in the Sept. 4 South
Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).
Ranked are Old Dominion (#2), Northeastern (#4), George
Mason (#7), Hofstra (#8), Georgia State (votes) and William
and Mary (votes).
Other JMU opponents ranked in region
polls include North Carolina (#1 in
South), Georgetown (#2 in
Northeast), Loyola (tied #10 in
North Atlantic) and Virginia
Commonwealth (#4 in Mid-Atlantic).