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After last week's game-winning goal and assist record-tying performance, Lauren WilsonCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
JMU Women's Soccer Notes, Aug. 31, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:08/31/2011
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Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season, 265-163-30; 29th career season, 343-198-38

This Season:  2-1-1 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association

Last Season (2010):
  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 got its first wins on the young season with a 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Aug. 26 and a 1-0 decision over Stony Brook on Aug. 28.  Both games came in the JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament.

This Week:
JMU hosts Richmond on Sept. 4 (7 p.m.) in its only match of the week. Free Live Internet Audio | Live Stats

Live Internet Coverage for Sept. 4 Richmond 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 Richmond.  The pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m.  An archive of the production will also be published online. 

Did You Know?  Former JMU soccer and lacrosse player Aimee Vaughan Sharp ('98) will be inducted into the JMU Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 29.  She was a member of the Dukes' first CAA champion and NCAA Tournament teams in both soccer (CAA & NCAA 1995) and lacrosse (CAA 1997, NCAA 1995).  In an era where a Division I athlete competing in two team sports was quite uncommon, Vaughan set a JMU record by playing on six NCAA Tournament Teams (three soccer, three lacrosse).  More information on the Hall of Fame inductions is available here.

Scouting Richmond:  Richmond is looking for its first win after starting the season against some tough competition.  The Spiders' 0-2-2 record includes the following:  a scoreless overtime tie in their season-opener vs. Longwood; a 6-0 loss at Virginia, a team ranked as high as number four in the national polls; a 1-1 double-overtime tie with George Mason; and a 3-0 loss at Penn State, a team receiving votes in one national poll.  The Spiders were picked by league coaches to finish third in the 14-team Atlantic 10 Conference.  The Spiders host Old Dominion on Sept. 1 before traveling to JMU on Sept. 4.

The Series with RichmondJMU leads the series 12-7-1 and won last year's game 2-1 in Richmond.  The Spiders, however, won the two previous meetings.  That included a 3-0 Spiders' victory at JMU in 2009 and a 2-1 win in Richmond in 2008.   

JMU vs. Richmond All-Time
JMU leads the series 12-7-1.
Home:  6-1-1
Away:  5-3-0
Neutral:  1-3-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
9/24/96, W, 4-0, A
11/7/96, W, 3-0, Wilmington, N.C., CAA Quarterfinals
9/16/97, W, 2-1, H
11/5/97, W, 1-0, H, CAA Quarters
9/8/98, L, 1-2, A
11/5/98, L, 0-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Quarterfinals
10/19/99, W, 3-0, H
11/3/99, L, 1-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Quarterfinals
10/4/00, L, 2-3, A
10/2/01, W, 1-0, H
9/1/02, W, 5-1, A
11/17/02, L, 0-1, Charlotte, N.C., NCAA Rd of 32
9/5/03, T, 1-1, 2 OT, H
8/27/04, W, 1-0, A
8/26/05, W, 3-2, H
9/5/06, W, 4-2, A
9/9/07, W, 1-0, H
8/24/08, L, 1-2, A
8/22/09, L, 0-3, H
8/20/10, W, 2-1, A

National Rankings:  JMU opponents Maryland, Georgetown and Virginia Tech and are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls.
 
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Aug. 29/30)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 21, home (L 1-3), votes/25
Georgetown, Sept. 9, away, 19/13
Maryland, Sept. 11, home, 3/3
*NSCAA/Soccer America

In the Region:
  JMU and two of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Aug. 30 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are William and Mary (#2), Northeastern (#3) and JMU (#4).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#2 in Northeast), Villanova (#5 in Northeast), Maryland (#2 in Southeast) and Virginia Tech (#8 in Southeast).

Wilson Ties Assist Record:  Sophomore Lauren Wilson handed out four assists in the Dukes' Aug. 26 6-0 win over Pittsburgh, and in doing so tied the school single-game assist record.  She matched the mark set by All-America Teresa Rynier, who had  four-assist game on Aug. 28, 2009, at home vs. Xavier.

Courter Receives National Honor
:  Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week for her performance in the JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament.
     Courter recorded shutouts in the Dukes' wins over Pittsburgh (6-0 on Aug. 26) and Stony Brook (1-0 on Aug. 28).  She made four saves vs. Pitt and two vs. Stony Brook.

Wilson Recognized by CAA & Soccer America:  Sophomore Lauren Wilson was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week and was selected the CAA Player of the Week for the week ending Aug. 28.
   She tied a school record with four assists in a 6-0 win over Pittsburgh on Aug. 26 and scored the game's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Stony Brook on Aug. 28.

Earlier Notes
Aug. 17
Aug. 24

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