Va., Sept. 27, 2012 -- Northeastern scored
two breakaway goals in the first half and beat James Madison 2-0 in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer
Thursday evening at University Park.
The Huskies (4-7-0, 2-1-0) won for the third time in their last four starts,
while JMU (3-8-0, 1-2-0) dropped its second game in a row.
Northeastern got an early lead as the Huskies scored on their first shot in the
opening minutes of the match. Senior Sandra Magnusdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Verslunarskoli Islands) delivered
a pass from behind the midfield line to redshirt sophomore Hannah O'Donnell (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). O'Donnell raced ahead of the JMU defense and
took control of the ball about 25 yards from the goal. She dribbled into the box and sent a 16-yard
shot past redshirt sophomore goalkeeper
Kate Courter (Lincoln Park, N.J./Immaculate Heart) and into the right
corner of the goal.
Just before halftime the Huskies scored a second goal in a similar
fashion. This time junior Hanna Terry (Park City, Utah/Park City)
sent a ball from behind the midfield stripe to redshirt sophomore Devin Griffin (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson). Griffin controlled the ball a few yards
outside the box, ahead of JMU's defenders, dribbled into the box and slipped a
low shot into the right corner of the goal from 16 yards.
The Dukes had several quality
scoring opportunities but Northeastern sophomore goalkeeper Paige Burnett (Placentia, Calif./Cypress)
denied JMU five times to get her third shutout of the year.
* NU - Sandra Magnusdottir
sends a ball from
behind the midfield line to Hannah
, who breaks ahead of the JMU defense. O'Donnell dribbles toward the goal from 25
yards out and beats
goalie Kate Courter
with a shot from 16 yards to the
* NU - Hanna Terry
sends a pass from
behind the midfield line to Devin
. Griffin dribbles into the
box and shoots from the left side from 16 yards to the lower right corner.
* JMU - Redshirt senior Kelly
(McLean, Va./Langley) gets her foot on a ball sent into the box,
but her shot from five yards is just wide of the goal, 55:34.
* JMU - Junior Becky Sparks
Springs, N.J./Paul VI) crosses a ball into the box, where a header from six
yards by sophomore Katie Hyland
N.Y./Islip) is saved by Paige Burnett
* JMU - A header by Sparks is saved by Burnett, 70:39.
* NU - A shot by O'Donnell sails just over the goal, 72:33.
* JMU - Freshman Elissa Halik
(Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) controls the ball after a defensive play by Sparks gives the Dukes
possession. She sends a pass ahead to redshirt freshman Madyson
Brown's point-blank shot from three yards is stopped by Burnett, 76:02.
* NU - A shot by Terry from 15 yards out hits the crossbar, 84:15
* The Dukes' next game is
at home against Hofstra
(Sept. 30, 1 p.m.).
JMU 9, Northeastern 11
: JMU, Kate Courter 1 (45:00); Marlee Stynchula
1 (45:00); Northeastern, Paige Burnett 5 (90:00)
JMU 3, Northeastern 3
NU - HannaH O'Donnell (Sandra Magnusdottir), 3:56), 36:48
NU - Devin Griffin (Hanna Terry), 42:52