Head Coach: Tom Martin, 26th JMU season, 323-135-49; 35th career season, 442-170-59
This Season: 2-1-1 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
JMU Last Season (2010): 9-7-2 overall; 4-6-1 (tied eighth) Colonial Athletic Association
JMU begins a stretch of five consecutive home games with a Sept. 17 match against Lafayette (7 p.m.). Live Stats
In road games JMU rallied for a 3-3 double-overtime tie at Longwood on Sept. 10 before suffering its first loss of the year, 4-1 at fifth-ranked (Soccer America) North Carolina on Sept. 13.
Did You Know? JMU plays its next five games at home. Then the Dukes go on the road for six of their last eight regular-season matches.
Scouting Lafayette: The Leopards take a 3-1-1 record and a three-game unbeaten streak into a Sept. 14 game at Drexel. All three wins (2-1 over Rider, 1-0 over Mount St. Mary's, 1-0 over La Salle) and the loss (1-0 to Temple) have been in one-goal games. The Patriots were picked to finish fifth in the eight-team Patriot League, in a vote of the league's head coaches.
The Series vs. Lafayette: The teams have never met.
Innes on Three-Game Scoring Streak: Senior Patrick Innes has scored in the Dukes' last three games.
That includes a goal in a 4-1 win over UNC Asheville on Sept. 4, a goal and an assist in a 3-3 tie at Longwood on Sept. 10 and the Dukes' only score in a 4-1 loss at nationally-ranked North Carolina on Sept. 13.
National Rankings : Five JMU opponents (North Carolina, West Virginia, William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth, Old Dominion) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Sept. 13/14)
School, Game Date, Site, Ranking*
North Carolina, Sept. 13, away, 8th | 5th | 4th
West Virginia, Sept. 28, home, 23rd | 22nd | 18th
Virginia Commonwealth, Oct. 12, away, 20th | nr | 28th
William and Mary, Oct. 19, away, votes | nr | nr
Old Dominion, Oct. 26, home, 21st | nr | 12th
NSCAA |Soccer America | College Soccer News
In the Region: Six CAA members are ranked or receiving votes in the Sept. 13 South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are Old Dominion (#4), Virginia Commonwealth (#5), William and Mary (#6), George Mason (#8), Northeastern (tied #9), and Delaware (votes).
Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South) and West Virginia (#4 in Northeast).