Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU
season, 268-167-31; 29th career season, 346-202-39
This Season: 5-5-2 overall, 2-2-0 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
It was a week of single-goal games for the Dukes, who finished the week with a split. JMU topped Towson 1-0 in overtime at home on Sept. 29. Then, in a re-match of the 2010 CAA semifinals, JMU dropped a 1-0 decision at George Mason on Oct. 2. (JMU won last year's CAA semifinal on PKs.)
JMU returns home for CAA matches against Georgia State on Oct. 7 (7 p.m.) and North Carolina Wilmington on Oct. 9 (1 p.m.). Live Stats (both games) | Delayed Subscriber Internet Video (UNCW)
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Did You Know? JMU is unbeaten in overtime (2-0-2) this season. In 2010 the Dukes failed to win in overtime (0-2-1).
Scouting Georgia State: The Panthers have a 5-8-0 overall record and are 2-2-0 in league play.
Georgia State's CAA wins have come at Delaware (2-1 OT) and at home vs. Old Dominion (4-0), and the losses were at Drexel (1-0) and at William and Mary (3-0).
The Panthers have won four of their last six matches.
Georgia State was picked by the CAA coaches to finish seventh in the 12-team league.
The Series with Georgia State: When JMU lost 2-1 in overtime at Georgia State last season, it marked the first time in the six-game series that the Panthers had beaten the Dukes.
JMU leads the all-time series 4-1-1.
JMU vs. Georgia State All-Time
JMU leads the series 4-1-1.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
10/7/05, W, 1-0, H
9/22/06, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
9/28/07, W, 3-1, H
10/5/08, W, 4-2, A
10/4/09, W, 1-0, H
10/8/10, L, 1-2, OT, A
Scouting UNCW: The Seahawks take a 2-9-0 overall record and an 0-3 league record into a game at Virginia Commonwealth on Oct. 7. In CAA competition UNCW has dropped games at Drexel (3-1), at Old Dominion (3-2) and at home to William and Mary (3-0).
UNCW was picked by the CAA coaches to finish sixth in the 12-team league. The Seahawks won the CAA title in 2009.
The Series with UNCW: JMU leads the all-time series 16-4, but UNCW has won two of the last three meetings, both by 1-0 scores in 2009. UNCW edged JMU 1-0 in overtime in regular-season play in Harrisonburg and beat the Dukes 1-0 in the CAA final at Northeastern. The winning goal in the CAA championship match came on a penalty kick.
JMU won last year's meeting 2-1 at UNCW.
JMU vs. UNCW All-Time
JMU leads the series 16-4-0.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
11/6/94, W, 9-0, A
10/22/95, W, 11-0, H
10/18/96, W, 4-1, A
10/10/97, W, 2-0, H
10/16/98, W, 3-2, A
10/16/99, W, 2-0, H
10/22/00, L, 1-2, A
11/2/00, W, 1-0, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA 1st Rd
10/20/01, W, 6-0, H
10/18/02, W, 2-0, H
10/18/03, W, 2-1, A
10/24/04, W, 4-0, H
10/9/05, W, 4-0, H
9/24/06, L, 0-2, A
11/2/06, W, 2-0, Brookline, Mass., CAA Semis
9/30/07, W, 2-0, H
10/3/08, W, 2-0, A
10/2/09, L, 0-1, OT, H
11/8/09, L, 0-1, Brookline, Mass., CAA Final
10/10/10, W, 2-1, A
Barndt Among CAA Top 20: Red-shirt senior midfielder Jessica Barndt has been rated among the top 20 players in the CAA by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Barndt is ranked 17th on the list.
Steady in Overtime: With last week's 1-0 extra-time victory over Towson, JMU remained unbeaten (2-0-2) in overtime games this season.
Riding the Roller Coaster: The Dukes have not put together back-to-back wins since winning three in a row Aug. 26 (Pittsburgh), Aug. 28 (Stony Brook) and Sept. 4 (Richmond).
However, the Dukes have not lost consecutive games this season.
Since the three-game winning streak early in the season, JMU's record has been 2-4-1.
National Rankings: Four Dukes' opponents are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls. JMU's ranked or vote-getting opponents include Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgetown and William and Mary.
JMU received votes in the NSCAA poll for two weeks in September.
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Oct. 3/4)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 21, home (L 1-3), votes | nr
Georgetown, Sept. 9, away (L 0-2), votes | nr
Maryland, Sept. 11, home (T 0-0, 2 OT), 17 | 11
William and Mary, Oct. 21, home, votes | 24th
*NSCAA | Soccer America
In the Region: JMU and five of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Oct. 4 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are William and Mary (#2), Penn (#4), Richmond (#7), George Mason (#8), JMU (tied #10) and Delaware (tied #10).
JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#4 in Northeast), Maryland (#7 in Southeast) and Virginia Tech (#8 in Southeast).