Davidson, N.C., Sept. 15, 2013 – After being in control for nearly the entire game with nothing to show for it, the James Madison women’s soccer team finally broke through with two goals in the final five minutes in a 2-0 win at Davidson on Sunday.
Dukes senior Becky Sparks broke a scoreless tie with five minutes remaining in the game, scoring following a shot by senior Haley Miller. Junior Sam Lofton was also credited with an assist on the play.
Prior to Sparks’s goal, JMU had outshot Davidson 15-2, including 11-0 to that point of the second half. The Dukes finished with a 17-2 advantage in shots and a 6-0 edge in shots on goal.
It didn’t take long for the Dukes to add a second goal as junior Katie Hyland found the back of the net just 1:24 after Sparks did. Lofton tallied her second assist of the game, delivering a long through ball to senior Lauren Wilson, who set Hyland up for a shot near the post.
The JMU defensive effort helped the team record its first shutout of the season. Goalie Ellen Forrest did not have to make a save in the win. Rachel Locke made four saves in a losing effort for Davidson.
The Dukes improved to 5-3-0 with their second win of the weekend. The Wildcats fell to 0-5-3.
JMU will play two games this weekend, one home and one away. The Dukes will host UNCG at 7 p.m. on Friday and will travel to Longwood for a 7 p.m. game on Sunday.