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Dale Robins-Bailey scored the game-winner vs. UNCW.Courtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Men's Soccer Weekly Notes Nov. 6
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:11/06/2012
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Head Coach:  Tom Martin, 27th JMU season, 343-145-53; 36th career season, 462-180-63

This Season:  9-7-3 overall, 6-3-2 (third place) in Colonial Athletic Association

JMU Last Season (2011):
  13-5-2 overall; 8-3-0 (first place) CAA; CAA Tournament semifinalist; NCAA Tournament Round of 16

Last Week:
The Dukes lost 2-0 at Drexel on Nov. 2 in the team's regular-season finale.  As the number three seed in the six-team CAA Tournament, JMU slipped by sixth-seeded North Carolina Wilmington 4-3 in overtime in a home first-round game on Nov. 5.

This Week:
CAA Tournament at Drexel

Where:  Vidas Field, 4300 Powelton Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. | Directions
Information:  CAA Championships Website (includes links to game coverage)
Tickets:  Adults $5 | Youth (12 and under) free | College students (with CAA-school ID) free
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Free Live Videostreaming

Semifinals
#3 JMU vs. #2 Northeastern
When:
Friday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m.
#1 Drexel vs. #4 Hofstra
When:
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Championship
Who:  Semifinal winners (JMU/Northeastern vs. Drexel/Hofstra)
When:  Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.

Scouting Northeastern:  
Record:  11-2-4, 6-1-3 CAA (second place)
CAA Wins:  at Drexel (2-1), Georgia State (3-1), at home over JMU (1-0), Delaware (2-0), Hofstra (1-0, 2 OT), UNCW (2-1)
CAA Losses:  at ODU (0-1)
CAA Ties:  at William and Mary (1-1, 2 OT) and Towson (2-2, 2 OT), at home vs. George Mason (0-0, 2 OT)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:  Picked fifth
Of Note:  The Huskies were unbeaten in CAA play until suffering a 1-0 loss at nationally-ranked ODU in NU's final regular-season game on Nov. 2.   Goalkeeper Olive Blum leads the CAA and ranks ninth in the NCAA in goals-against average (0.64).

JMU vs. Northeastern All-Time
JMU leads the series 5-3-2.
Home:  5-0-1
Away:  0-3-1
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site
9/4/98, W, 4-2, Home
9/5/04, W, 2-0, Home
10/30/05, W, 2-1, OT, Home
10/15/06, L, 0-2, Away
10/21/07, W, 3-2, Home
9/27/08, L, 0-1, Away
11/2/09, T, 1-1, 2 OT, Home
10/2/10, T, 2-2, 2 OT, Away
10/1/11, W, 2-0, Home
10/6/12, L, 0-1, Away
11/9/12, ???, Neutral, CAA semifinals

Scouting Drexel:

Record:  12-3-2, 8-1-1 CAA (first place)
CAA Wins:  at home over ODU (4-1), UNCW (2-0) and JMU (2-0), on the road at William and Mary (3-0), George Mason (1-0 OT), Towson (1-0), Georgia State (1-0) and Hofstra (2-1)
CAA Losses:  at home to Towson (2-3)
CAA Ties:
  at home vs. Delaware (1-1, 2 OT)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:
  Picked 10th
Of Note:  The Dragons started CAA play with a 4-1 upset of preseason league favorite and nationally-ranked Old Dominion.  Drexel's only league loss was to Northeastern, when the Huskies scored the game-winner with just 28 seconds left in regulation.

JMU vs. Drexel All-Time
JMU leads the series 6-2-2.
Home:   3-1-1
Away:  3-1-1
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site
11/10/02, T, 1-1, 2 OT, Away
10/3/03, W, 4-0, Home
10/29/04, W, 2-1, Away
10/14/05, W, 2-0, Home
9/29/06, W, 3-0, Away
10/5/07, L, 1-2, Home
10/25/08, T, 2-2, 2 OT, Home
10/24/09, W, 1-0, Away
10/30/10, W, 2-0, Home
10/29/11, L, 0-2, Away

Scouting Hofstra: 
Record:  11-5-3, 5-4-1 CAA (fourth place)
CAA Wins:  at home over Georgia State (1-0), Towson (1-0) and ODU (1-0), on the road at George Mason (3-1) and Delaware (3-0)
CAA Losses:  at home to Drexel (1-2), on the road at JMU (1-2), UNCW (2-3) and Northeastern (0-1, 2 OT)
CAA Ties:
  at home vs. William and Mary (2-2, 2 OT)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:
  Picked tied for eighth
Of Note:  Hofstra qualified for the CAA semifinals after tying George Mason 0-0 in overtime and advancing 5-3 on penalty kicks.

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

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason
10/22/72, W, 2-1, Away
9/9/95, W, 3-0, Richmond, Va. (UR)
9/8/00, T, 0-0, 2 OT, Fairfax, Va. (George Mason)
11/8/02, W, 2-1, 2 OT, Away
10/5/03, L, 0-1, Home
10/31/04, L, 1-2, Away
10/28/05, L, 0-1, OT, Home
11/11/05, L, 2-3, OT, Norfolk, Va. (ODU), CAA semis
10/13/06, L, 0-1, Away
10/19/07, W, 2-1, OT, Home
11/1/08, L, 1-2, Home
10/31/09, W, 6-2, Away
11/6/10, L, 0-2, Home
11/5/11, L, 0-3, Away
9/15/12, W 2-1, Home

Robins-Bailey Gets the Game-Winner:
  Senior defender Dale Robins-Bailey has scored four goals in his JMU career, and three of them have been game-winners.   The latest came in the Dukes' 4-3 overtime win over UNCW in the first round of the CAA Tournament on Nov. 5.
     Last season Robins-Bailey scored game-winners in a 1-0 win on Sept. 2 vs. Florida Atlantic and in an Oct. 5 1-0 home victory over UNCW.  Both those scores came on headers.
     He also has three career assists, all on headers.
     The 2012 game-winner vs. UNCW?  His first career scoring statistic that did not come on a header.
Undefeated Streak Ends at Five Games:  JMU's 2-0 loss at Drexel on Nov. 2 ended the Dukes ' unbeaten streak at five games (4-0-1).

More Nailbiters and Overtime:  Eleven of JMU's 18 games have been decided by a single goal.  JMU has a 7-4 record in one-goal games and is 5-0 in its last five one-goal decisions.
     JMU is undefeated (3-0-3) in overtime contests.  Five of the team's last nine games went to overtime.

Winning at Home:  JMU has an 18-1-4 record at home the last two seasons.  The Dukes have a 7-1-2 home record this year, with the only loss 1-0 to nationally-ranked Georgetown on Sept. 25.

Wyatt Moves Up on Career Goals, Points Lists:  Senior Paul Wyatt scored twice and had an assist in JMU's 4-3 overtime win over UNCW on Nov. 5 in the CAA Tournament, increasing his career totals to 28 goals and 67 points.  He moved from tied for 15th place on JMU's career goals list to tied for 12th place.  He moved from 19th place on the career points list to tied for 17th.

Six Opponents Projected for NCAA Field:
 Six of the Dukes' opponents are projected to be among the 48 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. The Week 12 rankings were released Nov. 5.
     The list includes:
        #3 North Carolina (Sept. 11, W 1-0)
        #7 Georgetown (Sept. 25, L 0-1)
        #18 Old Dominion (Oct. 3, T 0-0, 2 OT)
        #34 Northeastern (Oct. 20, L 0-1); (Nov. 9)
        #39 Drexel (Oct. 31, L 0-2)
        #40 SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 26, L 0-1)

Martin Is Winningest Active Coach:  Dukes' head coach Tom Martin is the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I soccer.  In his 36th career season, he has a career record of 462-180-63.  His record in 27 JMU seasons is 343-145-53. 

JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason:  nr Soccer America | votes College Soccer News | #19 NSCAA
Aug. 27:  nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | votes NSCAA

CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in 2012
Delaware, votes (College Soccer News preseason)
Drexel, 22nd (Soccer America Nov. 6)
George Mason, 20th (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
JMU, votes (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Northeastern, 25th (NSCAA Oct. 30)
Old Dominion, 4th (Soccer America Sept. 18)

National Rankings
Seven JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, SIU Edwardsville, Northeastern, Loyola, Drexel) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News). 

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Nov. 5/6)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
SIU Edwardsville, Aug. 26, neutral (L 0-1), nr | nr | votes
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home (W 1-0), 3 | 3 | 3
Loyola, Sept. 22, away (L 2-4), nr | nr | votes
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home (L 0-1), 4 | 6 | 8
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away (T 0-0, 2 OT), 22 | nr | 18
Northeastern, Oct. 6, away (L 0-1), votes | nr | 27
Drexel, Nov. 2, away (L 0-2) votes | 22 | 26
* NSCAA | Soccer America | College Soccer News

In the Region:  Six CAA members, including JMU, are ranked or receiving votes in the Nov. 6 South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are Old Dominion (#4), Drexel (#5), Northeastern (#6), Hofstra (tied #8), JMU (10) and George Mason (votes).
     Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South), Georgetown (#1 in Northeast) and Loyola (#2 in North Atlantic).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 22
Aug. 28
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 2
Oct. 9
Oct. 16
Oct. 22
Oct. 30

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