Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 1, 2013 - The James Madison women's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to homestanding Tennessee on Sunday, dropping its overall record to 2-2 on the season.
The Dukes faced a tough test against a Volunteers team that improved to 3-1 and was coming off a 2-1 upset win over No. 17 UCF. Hannah Wilkinson had the game-winner against the Knights and proved to be the difference maker against JMU as well.
Wilkinson scored both goals against the Dukes, putting the Volunteers up 1-0 just over three minutes into the game with a close-range goal on a breakaway. Cheyenne Spade set up the shot, giving Wilkinson a look from five yards out.
The second goal of the game didn't come until the 77th minute, when Wilkinson struck again. Following a long pass from CC Cobb, the junior put a fake on the Dukes' goaltender and found the open net for her third goal of the season.
Sophomore goaltender Ellen Forrest made a career-high 11 saves for the Dukes. Julie Eckel made two saves to pick up the shutout win.
The Dukes will return home for two non-conference games this weekend. They are set to host Villanova on Friday and Virginia Tech on Sunday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. and Sunday's match will be on MadiZONE HD SportsNet presented by the JMU Alumni Association.