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Goalkeeper Kate Courter stopped a penalty kick vs. Virginia Tech Sunday.Courtesy: JMUSports.com
JMU Women's Soccer Notes, Aug. 24, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:08/24/2011

Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season, 263-163-30; 29th career season, 341-198-38

This Season:  0-1-1 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association

Last Season:
  15-7-1 overall, 9-2-0 (second place regular-season) in CAA; CAA Tournament champion; NCAA second round (round of 32); 10th NCAA Tournament appearance in last 16 years

Last Week:
JMU opened its season with a 1-1 overtime tie at Villanova on Aug. 19 then dropped its home-opener 3-1 to Virginia Tech on Aug. 21.

This Week:
JMU hosts Pittsburgh, Stony Brook and Delaware in the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament on Aug. 26 and 28.

Tournament Schedule
Friday, Aug. 26
Delaware vs. Stony Brook
, 5 p.m. Live Stats
JMU vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Live Stats
Sunday, Aug. 28
Delaware vs. Pittsburgh
, 11 a.m. Live Stats
JMU vs. Stony Brook, 1:30 p.m. free Live Internet Audio | Live Stats

Live Internet Coverage for Aug. 28 JMU-Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook.  The pregame coverage begins at 1:15 p.m.  An archive of the production will also be published online. 

Did You Know?  Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter, in her second career start, saved a penalty kick taken by Virginia Tech's Kelly Conheeney in the Dukes' 3-1 loss to the Hokies on Aug. 21.
    Opponents have converted only twice in the last seven PKs taken against the Dukes.  Diane Wszalek (JMU '11) was in goal for the six previous PKs.

Date, Site & Opponent (Result), PK Result (Goalkeeper)
#1,  8/30/2009, home vs. Bucknell (3-0 win), PK was wide (Diane Wszalek)
#2, 9/2/2009, at Georgetown (4-0 loss), PK was scored (Wszalek)
#3, 9/13/2009, at Maryland (1-0 loss), PK was saved  (Wszalek)
#4, 9/27/2009, home vs. Towson (3-2 OT win), PK was saved (Wszalek)
#5, 11/8/2009, vs. UNC Wilmington at Northeastern in CAA final (1-0 loss), PK was scored (Wszalek)
#6, 8/29/2010, home vs. Villanova (1-0 win), PK was saved (Wszalek)
#7, 8/21/2011, home vs. Virginia Tech (3-1 loss), PK was saved (Kate Courter)

Scouting Pittsburgh:  The Panthers have an 0-1-1 record following a double-overtime tie at home against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 19 and a 2-0 loss at Ohio on Aug. 21.  Pittsburgh was picked to finish eighth in the eight-team American Division in the 16-team Big East Conference. 

The Series with PittsburghJMU and Pittsburgh have never met in women's soccer.

Scouting Stony Brook:  The Seawolves had their Aug. 19 season-opener vs. Siena cancelled due to inclement weather and beat Iona 2-1 in an Aug. 22 home game, so Stony Brook will take a 1-0-0 record into its Aug. 26 game vs. Delaware in the JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational.  Stony Brook was picked to finish second behind Boston University in the nine-team America East Conference. 

The Series with Stony BrookJMU and Stony Brook have never met in women's soccer.

National Rankings:  JMU opponents Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia Tech and Hofstra are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls.
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Aug. 22/23)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 21, home (L 1-3), votes/nr
Georgetown, Sept. 9, away, 20/14
Maryland, Sept. 11, home, 5/4
Hofstra, Sept. 23, away, votes/nr
*NSCAA/Soccer America

In the Region:
  JMU and two of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Aug. 23 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are William and Mary (#2), Northeastern (#4) and JMU (#8).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#3 in Northeast), Villanova (#7 in Northeast), Maryland (tied #2 in Southeast) and Virginia Tech (#8 in Southeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 17

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