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JMU Women's Soccer Notes, Aug. 17, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:08/17/2011
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Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season, 263-162-29; 29th career season, 341-197-37

JMU Last Season:  15-7-1 overall, 9-2-0 (second place regular-season) in Colonial Athletic Association; CAA Tournament champion; NCAA second round (round of 32)

This Week:
JMU opens its season at Villanova on Aug. 19 (4 p.m.) (Click here to follow match on Game Tracker).

The Dukes then host Virginia Tech in their home-opener on Aug. 21. Click here to for Live Internet Audio or Live Stats.

Live Internet Coverage for Aug. 19 Villanova Game: Nova Nation All-Access will provide a subscription live video stream of the match for $9.95.

Live Internet Coverage for Aug. 21 Virginia Tech Game:  MadiZONE, the Internet audio and video source of JMU Sports, will provide free and live audio play-by-play coverage of the Dukes' match against Virginia Tech.  The pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m.  An archive of the production will also be published online. 

Scouting Villanova:  The Wildcats, who open their season against Dukes, tied 2010 CAA runner-up Hofstra 1-1 in an Aug. 13 exhibition game at Hofstra.  Villanova was picked to finish fifth in the eight-team National Division in the 16-team Big East Conference.  In an injury-plagued 2010 season the Wildcats compiled a 7-12 record and were 2-9 in league play.

The Series with VillanovaJMU has won all six meetings with Villanova.  The last meeting came in 2010, when the Dukes edged the Wildcats 1-0 in Harrisonburg.

JMU vs. Villanova All-Time
JMU leads the series 6-0-0.
Home:  4-0-0
Away:  2-0-0
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date

Result

Score

OT

Site

9/4/93

W

6-0

 

H

10/16/94

W

3-1

 

A

10/14/95

W

5-2

 

H

9/4/96

W

1-0

OT

A

9/19/99

W

5-2

 

H

8/29/10

W

1-0

 

H


Scouting Virginia Tech:
 The Hokies open their season Aug. 19 at North Carolina Greensboro with first-year head coach Charles "Chugger" Adair (Tech's associate head coach the previous five years) guiding the team.  Tech is coming off a season in which the Hokies were 10-10-1 overall and 4-5-1 (tied seventh) in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Tech was picked to finish eighth in the 11-team ACC, as voted by the league's coaches.

The Series with Virginia Tech: 
JMU leads the series with Virginia Tech 12-2-1 but lost last year's meeting 3-2 in overtime in Blacksburg. 

JMU vs. Virginia Tech All-Time
JMU leads the series 12-2-1.
Home:  6-0-0
Away:  6-2-1
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date

Result

Score

OT

Site

11/3/93

W

7-0

 

A

11/2/94

W

7-0

 

H

9/27/95

W

3-1

 

A

10/29/96

W

3-0

 

H

10/22/97

W

3-1

 

A

9/22/98

W

2-1

 

H

10/27/99

W

2-1

OT

A

9/8/00

W

3-1

 

H

9/20/01

T

2-2

OT

A

9/18/02

W

2-1

OT

H

9/11/03

L

0-3

 

A

9/8/06

W

3-2

 

A

9/2/07

W

2-0

 

H

9/21/08

W

4-3

2 OT

A

9/17/10

L

2-3

OT

A

National Rankings:  JMU opponents Maryland, Georgetown and Hofstra were ranked or received votes in the preseason national polls.
 
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (preseason)

School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Georgetown, Sept. 9, away, 23/15
Maryland, Sept. 11, home, 6/5
Hofstra, Sept. 23, away, votes/nr
*NSCAA/Soccer America

Did You Know? 
The Dukes are the only CAA team to have qualified for every CAA Tournament.  JMU is coming off a season in which the Dukes not only won the league title but participated in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time.

JMU Picked to Repeat as CAA Champion:  JMU is favored to repeat as the CAA champion in 2011, but the conference race is expected to be very competitive once again, according to a vote of the league's head coaches.
     JMU received seven first-place votes and 116 total points to claim the top spot in the poll, but two other teams also earned multiple first-place tallies in the survey.  Hofstra, which became the first team since 1998 to post a perfect regular-season mark (11-0) in CAA play, picked up a pair of first-place votes and 108 points to finish second in the poll, while long-time league power William and Mary received three first-place votes and was third with 105 points. 

CAA Preseason Coaches Poll
 1. JMU (7 first-place votes), 116
 2. Hofstra (2 first-place votes), 108
 3. William and Mary (3 first-place votes), 105
 4. Northeastern, 86
 5. George Mason, 81
 6. North Carolina Wilmington, 69
 7. Georgia State, 64
 8. Old Dominion, 40
     Virginia Commonwealth, 40
10. Delaware, 30
      Towson, 30
12. Drexel, 23
(Teams received 11 points for a first-place vote, 10 for second, etc.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.)

Three Dukes Receive CAA Preseason Recognition:  Sophomore defender Becky Sparks was named to the preseason All-CAA Team.  Redshirt senior midfielder/defender Jessica Barndt and sophomore forward Lauren Wilson received honorable mention recognition.
     The preseason honorees were selected in voting by the league's head coaches.

Dukes Get World Cup, W-League Experience:   Former JMU All-America Christina "Corky" Julien (JMU '10) played for Canada in the 2011 World Cup in Germany.  She's made 30 international appearances with Canada since joining the team in February 2009.
     Julien and two former teammates were members of the Ottawa Fury squad that was runner-up in the W-League North American Soccer Championship.  Former JMU All-America Teresa Rynier (JMU '11) and senior Yolie Anderson-Golhor (Ottawa, Ontario/Louis-Riel) played for the Fury team that advanced to the July 31 championship game before losing 6-1 to Atlanta.  Julien assisted her team's only goal of the match.
     It was the third trip to the W-League championship final for Ottawa, which suffered its only loss of the season in the title game.  Ottawa ended its season with a 15-1 record.
     Rynier led the W-League in assists this season with eight in Ottawa's 12 regular-season games. 
     Ottawa was unbeaten (12-0-0) in regular-season play, becoming only the sixth team in W-League history to post a perfect regular season.
     Rynier finished her JMU career in 2010 holding all of the Dukes' assist records (4 game, 15 season, 53 career).  Julien completed her JMU career in 2009 ranked second all-time in goals (44) and points (102) and set a school career record with 19 game-winning goals.

JMU's NCAA HistoryJMU is coming off its third NCAA appearance in the last four years and its 10th appearance in the final 16 years.  The Dukes won their first-round games in eight of their 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, including last season's 3-1 victory over Texas.
     The 2010 win over Texas put the Dukes in the NCAA round of 32 for the eighth time.  JMU advanced to the NCAA round of 16 in 1995 and 1996 and to the round of 32 in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2007 and 2010.  (In 1997 JMU opened NCAA tournament play in the round of 32.)
     JMU was eliminated in the 2010 NCAA Tournament by defending national champion North Carolina.

JMU Year by Year in the NCAA Tournament
Record:  9-10-0

Season

Head Coach

Opponent
(rd to which opponent advanced)

Round

Result

Score

1995 (24)

David Lombardo

at Penn State

First round

Won

2-1

   

at Maryland (quarterfinalist)

Round of 16

Lost

1-6

1996 (32)

David Lombardo

at North Carolina Greensboro

Round of 32

Won

3-1

   

at North Carolina (champion)

Round of 16

Lost

0-5

1997 (32)

David Lombardo

at Virginia (round of 16)

Round of 32

Lost

1-3

1998 (48)

David Lombardo

RADFORD

First round

Won

4-0

   

at Florida (champion)

Round of 32

Lost

1-5

1999 (48)

David Lombardo

PENNSYLVANIA

First round

Won

1-0

   

at Virginia (round of 16)

Round of 32

Lost

1-3

2002 (64)

David Lombardo

at Charlotte

Round of 64

Won

1-0

   

Richmond* (round of 16)

Round of 32

Lost

0-1

2004 (64)

David Lombardo

at Virginia (round of 32)

Round of 64

Lost

0-6

2007 (64)

David Lombardo

Pennsylvania**

Round of 64

Won

2-0

   

at West Virginia (quarterfinalist)

Round of 32

Lost

0-2

2008 (64)

David Lombardo

Georgia***

Round of 64

Won

1-0

   

at Wake Forest

Round of 32

Won

1-0

   

at Portland (quarterfinalist)

Round of 16

Lost

2-3

2010 (64)

David Lombardo

Texas****

Round of 64

Won

3-1

   

at North Carolina

Round of 32

Lost

1-3

Home games in CAPS
In year column, number in parentheses is size of NCAA field
In opponent column, in parentheses is that team's tournament finish
*at Charlotte
**at West Virginia
***at Wake Forest
****at North Carolina

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