WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 10, 2012 -- Sophomore Nick Njuki (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) scored late in the second overtime to lift James Madison to a 2-1 win at North Carolina Wilmington in Colonial Athletic Association men's soccer Wednesday evening.
Njuki scored his first college goal on a shot from 24 yards into the upper left corner of the goal. The score came with 2:06 left in the second 10-minute sudden-victory period.
JMU improved its overall record to 5-5-2 and its CAA record to 3-1-1. UNCW's records stand at 5-7-1 overall and 2-3-0 in league competition.
Freshman Eric Schmidt (Arlington, Va./Washington Lee) got the Dukes on the scoreboard in the 35th minute, when he scored his first career JMU goal on a header off a cross from junior Markus Bjørkheim (Bergen, Norway/Fana Gymnas).
UNCW evened the match just 57 seconds before halftime as Jamie Dell netted a 12-yard shot.
JMU freshman goalkeeper Kyle Morton (West Chester, Pa./Henderson), in his first career game appearance for the Dukes, finished with nine saves.
Game Statistics Summary:
Shots: JMU 14, UNCW 20
Saves: JMU, Kyle Morton 9 (107:54); UNCW, Brad Newman 3 (107:54)
Corner kicks: JMU 3, UNCW 8
JMU - Eric Schmidt (Markus Bjørkheim), , 34:44
UNCW - Jamie Dell (unassisted), 44:03
JMU - Nick Njuki (unassisted), 107:54
UNCW - A header by Colin Bonner is saved by JMU goalkeeper Kyle Morton, 2:12,
UNCW - A shot by Ettiene Boulanger is stopped by Morton, 16:35.
UNCW - Morton makes a save on a shot by David Sizemore, 25:14.
JMU - Eric Schmidt scores his first college goal on a header off a cross from Markus Bjørkheim, 34:44
JMU - A shot by sophomore Josh Grant (Plymouth, England/Torpoint College) is saved by UNCW goalie Brad Newman, 39:52.
UNCW - Jamie Dell scores on a shot from 12 yards, 44:03.
UNCW - A shot by Dell is stopped by Morton, 47:12.
UNCW - Morton makes another save on a shot by Sizemore, 65:36.
JMU - A header by Grant is stopped by Newman, 77:56.
UNCW - A shot by Boulanger is saved by Morton, 80:21.
UNCW - Morton stops a shot by Bonner, 80:48.
UNCW - Michael Mecham's shot is stopped by Morton, 85:39/
UNCW - Morton makes a save on a shot byJacob VanCompernolle, 97:39.
JMU - Nick Njuki's 24-yard shot sails into the upper left corner of the goal, 107:54.
* JMU scored for the first time in its last three games.
* The Dukes won at UNCW for the first time since 2005. JMU had lost its previous five matches played on the Seahawks' home field.
* JMU is tied with Northeastern for second place in the CAA standings with 10 points apiece. Drexel holds first place with 12 points.
* After three straight road games, the Dukes return home to face defending CAA champion Delaware on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.