Head Coach: Dave Lombardo, 23rd JMU season, 276-179-32; 30th career season, 354-214-40
This Season: 5-9-0 overall, 3-3-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
Last Season (2011): 8-8-3 overall, 5-5-1 (tied sixth regular-season) in CAA
JMU posted CAA victories at home against George Mason (1-0, 2 OT) on Oct. 4 and on the road at Towson (1-0) on Oct. 7.
JMU at North Carolina Wilmington
When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Where: UNCW Soccer Stadium, College Road, Wilmington, N.C. | Directions
Admission: $5 Adults ($10 for Premium Games) | Free for youth | Tickets may be purchased at the gate or by phoning 910-962-3002
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JMU at Georgia State
When: Sunday, Oct. 14, noon
Where: GSU Soccer Field |, Decatur, Ga. | Directions
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Record: 8-6-1, 3-3-0 CAA
CAA Wins: at Northeastern (4-2), at home vs. Drexel (2-0) and ODU (5-0)
CAA Losses: at William and Mary (3-1), at home vs. Hofstra (1-0) and Delaware (1-0)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll: Picked 9th
Of Note: UNCW opened its season by playing three Top-25 opponents; the Seahawks lost 1-0 in double overtime at then No. 22 (NSCAA) Virginia Tech, tied then No. 3 Wake Forest 0-0 in double overtime and lost 2-0 at then No. 11 Virginia. The Seahawks won the CAA title in 2009, beating JMU on a penalty kick in the championship game at Northeastern.
The Series with UNCW: JMU leads the all-time series 17-4, but over the last four meetings the series is tied 2-2.
JMU vs. UNCW All-Time
JMU leads the series 17-4-0.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
11/6/94, W, 9-0, A
10/22/95, W, 11-0, H
10/18/96, W, 4-1, A
10/10/97, W, 2-0, H
10/16/98, W, 3-2, A
10/16/99, W, 2-0, H
10/22/00, L, 1-2, A
11/2/00, W, 1-0, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA 1st Rd
10/20/01, W, 6-0, H
10/18/02, W, 2-0, H
10/18/03, W, 2-1, A
10/24/04, W, 4-0, H
10/9/05, W, 4-0, H
9/24/06, L, 0-2, A
11/2/06, W, 2-0, Brookline, Mass., CAA Semis
9/30/07, W, 2-0, H
10/3/08, W, 2-0, A
10/2/09, L, 0-1, OT, H
11/8/09, L, 0-1, Brookline, Mass., CAA Final
10/10/10, W, 2-1, A
10/9/11, W, 2-0, H
Scouting Georgia State:
Record: 4-8-1, 1-5-0 CAA
CAA Wins: at ODU (4-3 OT)
CAA Losses: at Northeastern (0-1), at Hofstra (0-5), at home vs. Delaware (1-2, 2 OT), Drexel (0-2) and William and Mary (1-2)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll: Picked 10th
Of Note: Nine of the Panthers' 13 games have been decided by a single goal and a 10th ended in a tie.
The Series with Georgia State: JMU leads the all-time series 5-1-1. The last time the teams played at Georgia State, the Panthers posted their first-ever win over the Dukes, 2-1 in overtime in 2010.
JMU vs. Georgia State All-Time
JMU leads the series 5-1-1.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
10/7/05, W, 1-0, H
9/22/06, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
9/28/07, W, 3-1, H
10/5/08, W, 4-2, A
10/4/09, W, 1-0, H
10/8/10, L, 1-2, OT, A
10/7/11, W, 1-0, H
CAA Standings: The Dukes enter the final two weeks of CAA competition in a three-way tie for fifth place in the CAA standings.
The top six teams in the final CAA standings qualify for the six-team CAA Tournament. First-round games on Oct. 28 will feature the number three seed hosting the number six seed and the number four seed hosting the number five seed.
The first-round winners advance to the Nov. 2 semifinals, hosted by the top seed. The top seed also hosts the Nov. 4 championship game.
Wilson Honored by CAA: Junior forward Lauren Wilson was named the CAA Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 7.
She tallied game-winners in two JMU victories, scoring 3:57 into the second overtime in a 1-0 home win over George Mason and scoring on her team's first shot in a 1-0 victory at Towson..
Stynchula Anchors Shutout Defense: In JMU's Oct. 4 1-0 double-overtime home George Mason, sophomore goalkeeper Marlee Stynchula made a career-high eight saves to earn her first career shutout. The match marked her first start of the season and her second career start.
She followed that with a four-save performance in a 1-0 win at Towson on Oct. 7.
Wilson & Germain Move Up on Career Lists: With two goals last week, junior Lauren Wilson has increased her career goals total to 21. She's now in sole possession of 13th place on JMU's all-time list. Wilson is just two goals away from 12th place on JMU's career list, held by Kristi Palmaccio (1993-96) with 23 goals.
Redshirt senior Kelly Germain recorded her 13th career assist at Towson on Oct. 7. She moved into a tie for 21st place on the Dukes' all-time list. Germain shares the spot with Abby Karpinski (2000-03) and Jess Remmes (2006-09).
Dukes Close Out Road Schedule: The Oct. 7 Towson game was the first of three straight road matches for the Dukes, who play at UNCW on Oct. 11 and at Georgia State on Oct. 14.
Well-Rested Opponents: When Virginia Commonwealth left the CAA for the Atlantic 10 earlier this year, it had an impact on the already-set CAA schedule. As JMU's CAA "travel partner," VCU was scheduled to play JMU's Sunday opponent on the previous Thursday or Friday.
With VCU out of the CAA, JMU's Sunday opponent in league play now does not have a game on the previous Thursday or Friday. That means the Dukes' Sunday CAA foes have a full week's rest before facing JMU. On the other hand, JMU plays its Sunday game with less than three days' rest.
Dukes' opponents who benefit from the week off are Hofstra (3-1 win over JMU), Georgia State (Oct. 14) and Drexel (Oct. 21).
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 9 rankings, released Oct. 8, are
# 7 Georgetown (Aug. 24, L 0-1)
#12 Virginia (Sept. 9, L 1-4))
#29 William and Mary (Sept. 23, L 0-2)
#44 Navy (Sept. 14, L 2-3)
National Rankings: Three 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 (Oct. 8/9)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 9 (preseason), away (L 0-1), 19 | 25
Georgetown, Aug. 24, home, (L 0-1) 11 | 14
Virginia, Sept. 9, away (L 1-4), 13 | 9
William and Mary, Sept. 23, away (L 0-2), votes | nr
*NSCAA | Soccer America
In the Region: Six of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Oct. 9 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are William and Mary (#1), Navy (#4), Drexel (#5), Charlotte (#7), Hofstra (#9) and North Carolina Wilmington (votes).
JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#1 in Northeast), and Virginia (#6 in Southeast).