TOWSON, Md., Oct. 4, 2013 – Senior Amy Goldstein (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) connected in the 73rd minute to give James Madison field hockey the 2-1 victory over Towson in sudden-death overtime on Friday night.
JMU improved to 1-1 against Colonial Athletic Association foes and 6-5 overall. Towson is 0-1 in CAA play and 1-10 on the season. The Tigers have lost their last two matches 2-1 in overtime.
At the 72:17 mark, JMU earned its second corner of overtime and its 16th overall, giving the Dukes a chance to draw up their play of choice. After Goldstein inserted the ball, Brittany Varacallo saved sophomore Adrienne le Vatte’s (Port Elizabeth, South Africa/Alexander Road) shot from finding net, but Goldstein found the ball and tipped the game-winning goal past Varacallo.
Overall, the Dukes had 13 shots with seven on goal and earned 16 corners while the Tigers ended the game with one shot and zero corners. JMU outshot Towson 9-1 in the first half, including 5-1 on goal, and earned 11 corners compared to none by the Tigers.
Towson was first on the board as Katie Williams connected just 5:43 into the game on the Tigers’ lone shot of the first half.
le Vatte knotted the game at 1-all when she fired a close-range shot past the goalie at the 19:50 mark. She had a game-high five shots on the night, and redshirt sophomore Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke) fired three shots. Goldstein ended the night with two shots, and three other Dukes took one shot at the net.
The Dukes wrap up their road trip at Delaware on Sunday, Oct. 6, with a 1 p.m. conference match.