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JMU Men's Soccer Notes, Aug. 24, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:08/24/2011
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Head Coach:  Tom Martin, 26th JMU season, 321-134-48; 35th career season, 440-169-58

JMU Last Season:  9-7-2 overall; 4-6-1 (tied eighth) Colonial Athletic Association

This Week:
JMU opens its season at home against Richmond on Aug. 27 (7 p.m.). Free Live Internet Audio | Live Stats

Live Internet Coverage for Aug. 27 JMU-Richmond Game:  MadiZONE, the Internet audio and video source of JMU Sports, will provide free and live audio play-by-play coverage of the Dukes' match against Richmond.  The pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m.  An archive of the production will also be published online. 

Did You Know?  Charles Gooch of the Kansas City Star says that former Duke CJ Sapong (JMU 2007-10) of Sporting Kansas City is the front-runner for Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year honor.  In an Aug. 24 post on the Star's soccer blog, 'The Full 90," Gooch writes that the Rookie of the Year honor is "likely between KC's "man mountain" (Sapong) or DC United defender Perry Kitchen.  I think Sapong -- with his 25 appearances, 3 goals and 4 assists -- has a slight lead at this point."
     Gooch continued, "Since preseason, it's been obvious to me that most defenders have only one resort when dealing with Sapong -- foul him. Watch him during the next game and see how many times the rookie has his shirt tugged or his arm grabbed. Happens every time."

Scouting Richmond:  The Spiders, who open regular-season play against the Dukes, compiled a 5-12-1 record last season under coach Clint Peay, who played on four NCAA champion teams at Virginia (1991-94).   Richmond was picked to finish 11th in the 14-team Atlantic 10 by a vote of the league's head coaches.   Peay is in his third season with the Spiders.

The Series vs. Richmond:  JMU leads the series 15-6-4 and won the latest meeting, 2-0 in Harrisonburg, in the 2009 season.  Prior to that the teams last played in 2000, Richmond's last season as a CAA member.

JMU vs. Richmond All-Time
JMU leads the series 15-6-4.
Home:  7-2-2
Away:  8-3-1
Neutral:  0-1-1

Date

Result

Score

OT

Site

9/26/76

W

8-0

 

Home

11/4/81

W

3-1

 

Away

10/28/82

W

8-4

 

Home

10/4/83

W

2-1

 

Away

10/4/84

L

0-1

 

Home

10/3/85

L

0-2

 

Away

9/28/86

L

0-1

 

Away

9/26/87

T

2-2

OT

Home

9/24/88

L

1-2

 

Away

9/20/89

W

5-1

 

Home

9/19/90

W

2-1

 

Away

9/18/91

W

3-1

 

Home

10/21/92

W

2-1

OT

Away

10/20/93

W

3-1

 

Home

11/5/93

W

3-0

 

Away*

10/8/94

W

2-1

 

Away

10/14/95

W

1-0

 

Home

11/9/96

T

2-2

OT

Away

11/15/96

T

1-1

OT

Neutral**

10/25/97

T

0-0

2 OT

Home

10/11/98

W

4-3

OT

Away

10/23/99

L

1-2

 

Home

11/10/99

L

1-2

2 OT

Neutral***

10/25/00

W

1-0

 

Away

9/6/09

W

2-0

 

Home

* CAA Tournament, Richmond, Va.
** CAA Tournament, Wilmington, N.C. (JMU advanced on penalty kicks)
*** CAA Tournament, Virginia Beach, Va.


National RankingsFour JMU opponents (North Carolina, West Virginia, Old Dominion, William and Mary) are ranked or are receiving votes in the preseason national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News). 

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Preseason)
School, Game Date, Site, Ranking*
North Carolina, Sept. 13, away, 3rd/3rd/3rd
West Virginia, Sept. 28, home, votes/17th/22nd
William and Mary, Oct. 19, away, 13th/nr/votes
Old Dominion, Oct. 26, home, votes/25th/26th
*NSCAA/Soccer America/College Soccer News

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