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Virginia Nike Classic All-Tournament defender Becky SparksCourtesy: -
Women's Soccer Weekly Notes, Sept. 11
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:09/11/2012

Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 23rd JMU season, 273-174-32; 30th career season, 351-209-40

This Season:  2-4-0 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association

Last Season (2011):
  8-8-3 overall, 5-5-1 (tied sixth regular-season) in CAA

Last Week:
JMU lost two road games last week, falling 1-0 to Richmond on Sept. 7 and losing 4-1 at nationally-ranked Virginia on Sept. 9.  Both games were part of the Virginia Nike Classic.

This Week:
JMU at Navy

When:  Friday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility | Directions | Fan Info, Including Transportation Shuttles
Admission:  $7 Adults; $5 Youth (18 & Under) | Game-day purchases must be made in cash | Navy Tickets Web Page | Navy Ticket Office Telephone 800-874-6289
Parking:  Fans must use shuttle bus from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium | Information
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Charlotte at JMU
Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m.
University Park | University Park Fan Page (includes directions)
Admission:  Free
Parking:  Free
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Free Live Audiostreaming on JMUSports.com (MadiZONE; registration required.)

Scouting Navy:
  The Midshipmen bring a 7-1 record and a seven-game winning streak into the JMU game.  Navy's only loss was a 3-0 defeat to then nationally-ranked Maryland in its season-opening contest.  Navy has been picked to finished third behind Colgate and Army in the eight-team Patriot League.  Head coach Carin Gabarra, in her 19th season at Navy, was a member of the 1996 Olympic gold-medal winning U.S. National Team.

The Series with Navy
JMU leads the series 3-0, including a 1-0 victory last season in Harrisonburg.

JMU vs. Navy All-Time

JMU leads the series 3-0-0.
Home:  2-0-0
Away: 1-0-0
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site
9/23/07, W, 2-0, H
9/11/09, W, 3-1, A
9/19/10, W, 1-0, H

Scouting North Carolina Charlotte:  The 49ers take a 4-2-1 record and a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) into a Sept. 13 home match against Davidson.   One of Charlotte's two losses was to nationally-ranked Wake Forest.  The 49ers were picked to finish sixth in the 16-team Atlantic 10 Conference, as voted by the league's coaches. 

The Series with North Carolina Charlotte
JMU and Charlotte have met only once, and that was a 1-0 Dukes win at Charlotte in the first round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament.

JMU vs. Charlotte All-Time
JMU leads the series 1-0-0.
Home:  0-0-0
Away: 0-1-0
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
11/15/02, W, 1-0, A, NCAA round of 64

Menzie, Sparks Named All-Tournament:  Midfielder Katie Menzie and defender Becky Sparks were named to the all-tournament team at the Virginia Nike Classic (Sept. 7 & 9).

Road Stretch Coming to An End:
 JMU's Sept. 14 game at Navy wraps up a stretch of four straight road games for the Dukes.  JMU is winless in its first three games of the road schedule, losing 1-0 at Penn on Aug. 31 and dropping a 1-0 decision to Richmond and a 4-1 game to nationally-ranked Virginia in the Sept. 7 and 9 Virginia Nike Classic.

     After a Sept. 16 home game vs. Charlotte, the Dukes are back on the road at Old Dominion on Sept. 20 and at William and Mary on Sept. 23.

Four Opponents Projected for NCAA Field:  Four JMU opponents are projected to be among the 64 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.
      JMU regular-season opponents on the Week 5 rankings, released Sept. 10, are
        #9 Virginia (Sept. 9, L 1-4))
        #17 Georgetown (Aug. 24, L 0-1)
        #41 William and Mary (Sept. 23)
        #51 Navy (Sept. 14)

National RankingsThree of the Dukes' regular-season opponents and one preseason opponent are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls. 
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Sept. 10/11)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 9 (preseason), away (L 0-1), 9 | 7
Georgetown, Aug. 24, home, (L 0-1) votes | nr
Virginia, Sept. 9, away (L 1-4), 8 | 5
William and Mary, Sept. 23, away, votes | nr
*NSCAA | Soccer America

In the Region:  Five of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Sept. 11 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are William and Mary (#1), North Carolina Wilmington (#3), Drexel (#7), North Carolina Charlotte (#8) and Navy (#9).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#2 in Northeast), and Virginia (#5 in Southeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 15
Aug. 22
Aug. 28
Sept. 5

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