Dave Lombardo, 23rd JMU
season, 273-176-32; 30th career season, 351-211-40
This Season: 2-6-0 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
Last Season (2011): 8-8-3 overall, 5-5-1 (tied sixth regular-season) in CAA
JMU dropped two one-goal decisions, losing 3-2 at Navy on Sept. 14 and dropping a 1-0 overtime game at home to North Carolina Charlotte on Sept. 16.
When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.
Where: ODU Soccer Complex, 43rd Street and Parker Ave, Norfolk, Va. | Directions & Map
Tickets: $5 Adults; $4 Youth (17 & under) and Senior Citizens (55 & over); tickets may be purchased online, by phoning 757-683-4444, or at the gate one hour before kickoff
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William and Mary
When: Sunday, Sept 23, 2 p.m.
Where: Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field, Williamsburg, Va. | Directions
Admission: $5 Adults; $4 Senior Citizens (65 & over); $3 Young (age 2 through high school student) | Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate one hour before kickoff.
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Scouting Old Dominion: The Monarchs have a 2-5-0 record and are coming off a 2-0 home loss to Richmond, a team that beat JMU 1-0 earlier this season.
Old Dominion was picked by the CAA coaches to finish tied for eighth in the 11-team league.
JMU vs. Old Dominion All-Time
JMU leads the series 14-6-1.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
9/17/94, W, 9-0, H
10/30/95, L, 1-3, A
11/3/95, W, 3-2, H, CAA Semis
9/21/96, W, 6-1, A
10/5/97, L, 1-2, OT, A
10/2/98, W, 5-3, H
10/2/99, W, 1-0, A
9/29/00, W, 2-0, H
9/23/01, W, 1-0, A
9/28/02, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
9/26/03, W, 5-1, H
10/1/04, L, 0-1, A
10/23/05, W, 1-0, H
11/1/05, W, 5-0, H, CAA 1st Rd
10/8/06, L, 1-2, A
11/4/06, L, 2-3, OT, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Final
10/14/07, W, 4-2, H
10/17/08, L, 1-2, OT, A
10/16/09, W, 2-0, H
10/24/10, W, 5-1, A
10/23/11, W, 3-2, H
Scouting William and Mary: The regionally top-ranked Tribe takes a 6-2-0 record and a six-game winning streak into a Sept. 20 home non-conference game with Virginia Commonwealth before hosting the Dukes.
W&M opened the season with a 4-1 loss to then number one-ranked Duke. The Tribe's only other loss came at Tennessee (1-0).
W&M, the defending CAA champion, was picked by the CAA coaches to finish first in the 11-team league.
JMU vs. William and Mary All-Time
W&M leads the series 16-11-2.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
10/24/90, L, 1-3, A
11/2/91, L, 0-2, H
10/28/92, L, 0-2, A
10/12/93, L, 0-4, H
10/29/94, L, 0-2, H
10/28/95, L, 1-4, OT, A
11/5/95, W, 2-0, H, CAA Final
11/3/96, W, 4-3, H
11/8/96, L, 0-6, +N, CAA Semis
11/7/97, L, 2-3, OT, ++N, CAA Semis
10/31/98, W, 5-2, H
11/1/97, L, 1-5, A
10/30/99, L, 0-3, A
10/27/00, W, 3-2, OT, H
11/3/00, L, 0-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Semis
11/4/01, W, 2-1, 2 OT, A
11/11/01, L, 1-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Final
11/2/02, W, 2-0, A
11/8/02, W, 2-1, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Semis
9/28/03, L, 1-4, H
11/4/03, L, 0-3, A, CAA 1st Rd
10/3/04, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
10/21/05, T, 1-1, 2 OT, H
10/10/06, L, 1-3, A
10/12/07, W, 1-0, H
10/19/08, W, 1-0, 2 OT, A
10/18/09, W, 1-0, H
10/22/10, W, 1-0, A
10/21/11, L, 1-3, A
Tribe's Mallory a Familiar Name to JMU Fans: William and Mary features the CAA's top scorer in senior All-America midfielder Mallory Schaeffer (7 goals, 16 points). Schaeffer, the 2011 CAA Player of the Year, has a tie to the JMU program -- she's the younger sister of former JMU midfielder Melanie Schaeffer ('08), who was a three-year starter for the Dukes.
Wilson, Germain Move Up on Career Lists: Junior Lauren Wilson, who had a goal and an assist Sept. 14 at Navy, has moved from 15th place to tied for 14th on JMU's career goals list. Her career total of 18 leaves her tied with Sarah Cebulski (2003-06). Just ahead of Wilson on the list is Teri Joyce (1999-02) with 19 goals.
Wilson increased her career points total to 45 and moved from 22nd place to 21st place on JMU's all-time points list. She's just two points from 18th place (Cebulski with 47).
Redshirt junior Kelly Germain had an assist in the Navy game and moved from 24th to tied for 23rd on JMU's all-time list. She's one assist away from 21st place, currently shared by Abby Karpinski (2000-03) and Jess Remmes (2006-09), who each had 13 career assists.
Back on the Road: JMU, which wrapped up a stretch of four straight road games Sept. 14 at Navy, is back on the road again this week.
After a Sept. 16 home game vs. Charlotte, the Dukes open league play at Old Dominion on Sept. 20 and follow that with another CAA match at William and Mary on Sept. 23.
JMU is winless (0-4) away from home this season.
Staying Close: Six of JMU's games have been decided by one goal. The Dukes have dropped five one-goal games.
A Tough Slate: The Dukes have lost games to two Top 25 teams and to three other teams ranked first, fifth and 10th, respectively, in regional polls. It's been a tough season so far for JMU, and the team's current five-game losing streak is the longest in school history. Previously the Dukes lost four consecutive matches on four occasions (1997-98; 2000; 2003; 2005-06).
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 6 rankings, released Sept. 17, are
#10 Virginia (Sept. 9, L 1-4))
#13 Georgetown (Aug. 24, L 0-1)
#40 William and Mary (Sept. 23)
#49 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 (Sept. 17/18)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 9 (preseason), away (L 0-1), 8 | 6
Georgetown, Aug. 24, home, (L 0-1) 19 | 20
Virginia, Sept. 9, away (L 1-4), 9 | 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. 18 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are William and Mary (#1), North Carolina Wilmington (#3), Navy (#5), Drexel (#6) and North Carolina Charlotte (#8).
JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#1 in Northeast), and Virginia (#5 in Southeast).