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Senior team tri-captain Christian McLaughlinCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Men's Soccer Hosts UNCW in First-Round CAA Game at 7 p.m. Monday
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:11/04/2012
HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 4, 2012 -- The James Madison men's soccer team hosts North Carolina Wilmington in a 7 p.m. game Monday, Nov. 5, at University Park in the opening round of the six-team Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

CAA First Round:  UNCW at JMU
Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Where:  University Park, Harrisonburg, Va. | University Park Fan Page (includes directions)
Admission:  Free
Parking:  Free
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Free Live Videostreaming on MadiZONE on JMUSports.com.  Pregame begins at 6:45 p.m. Coverage is in HD and includes commentary by Curt Dudley, three camera angles, graphics, and replay. The file will also be archived for future viewing. (NOTE:  MadiZONE does require registration for the viewer.)

The Dukes finished third in the league standings with a 6-2-2 record. JMU has an 8-6-3 overall record that includes a 2-1 overtime win at UNCW on Oct. 10.

UNCW finished sixth in the CAA with a 4-6-0 league record.  The Seahawks have a 7-10-1 overall record that includes six losses by a single goal.

JMU is unbeaten (3-0-1) in its last four home games and has a 19-1-4 record at home over the last two seasons.  The Dukes' lone home defeat in that span was a 1-0 loss to then 11th-ranked Georgetown on Sept. 25.

Drexel claimed the top seed in the CAA Tournament as the Dragons finished first in the league standings with an 8-1-1 record. The Dragons topped JMU 2-0 in the final day of CAA play on Nov. 3 to clinch first place.  Drexel's win over JMU put the Dragons' unbeaten streak at seven games (6-0-1).

Drexel and second-place Northeastern (6-1-3 CAA record) receive first-round byes in the CAA Tournament, and Drexel will host the semifinals and final on Nov. 9 and 11.

Monday's other first-round CAA game has fourth-seeded Hofstra (5-4-1 CAA record) hosting fifth-seeded George Mason (4-5-1) in a 7 p.m. match.

The JMU-UNCW winner faces Northeastern in a 5 p.m. match on Friday (Nov. 9) at Drexel.  The Hofstra-Mason winner meets Drexel in a 7:30 p.m. game Friday.  The championship match is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

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