DAVIDSON, N.C., Oct. 18, 2013 – After a scoreless first half, junior Bethany Ashworth (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) notched two goals en route to James Madison field hockey’s 3-0 victory at Davidson. Sophomore Saskia Chelmowski (Berlin, Germany/Gustav-Heinemann Oberschule) scored once to round out the win on Friday night.
The Dukes improved to 8-6 overall while the Wildcats fell to 5-9 this season.
In the 45th minute, Ashworth deflected a hard pass from redshirt sophomore Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke) into the net to break the 0-0 tie. She scored for the second time when she powered a shot passed Davidson goalie Carolyn Macek at the 61:17 mark after the goalie slipped coming out of the net to corral a loose ball.
With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Chelmowski drew Macek out of the goal on a fast break into the circle and slipped a shot into the corner to give JMU the 3-0 lead.
JMU held the Wildcats to just two shots on the night, both coming in the second half. The Dukes tallied a 7-2 shot advantage for the game, including a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal.
Macek took the loss (5-6) after allowing three goals and committing three saves. Sophomore Lena Wimmert (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany/Lise-Meitner Gymnasium) earned the shutout win (4-4), her second of the season, after saving one shot on goal.
Ashworth now has three goals and seven points on the year. Chelmowski posted her fifth goal of the season, moving into a three-way tie for second-most on the team. West tallied her fifth assist of the season, creating a three-way tie for the team lead in assists.
The Dukes wrap up their non-conference schedule with a trip to No. 14 Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 20. The final road game of the regular season begins at 1 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.