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The Dukes will recognize four seniors in the final home game Sunday vs. ODU.Courtesy: JMUSports.com
Women's Soccer Notes, Oct. 18, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/18/2011

Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season, 270-168-32; 29th career season, 348-203-40

This Season:  7-6-3 overall, 4-3-1 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:
In road games the Dukes twice went to overtime.  The results?  A 1-0 loss at Drexel on Oct. 14 and a 2-2 tie at Delaware on Oct. 16.

This Week:
JMU wraps up its home schedule against league-leading William and Mary on Oct. 21 (7 p.m.) followed by Senior Day vs. Old Dominion on Oct. 23 (1 p.m.) | Live Stats (both games) | Free Live Internet Audio (W&M, ODU) | Delayed Subscriber Internet Video (W&M)

Fans, Take Note:  The Oct. 21 William and Mary game will be part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and donations for the fight against breast cancer will be accepted at the game.  Admission is free for fans wearing pink.
     The Oct. 23 Old Dominion game is Fan Appreciation Day, and the first 150 fans will receive a free pair of JMU-branded sunglasses.  In addition, all fans in attendance may enter a raffle to win an iPod shuffle.

Free Live Internet Audio, Delayed Internet Video Coverage for Oct. 21 W&M Game: MadiZONE, the Internet audio and video source of JMU Sports, will provide free live audio coverage and delayed subscriber video coverage of the Dukes' match against William and Mary. 

Free Live Internet Audio Coverage for Oct. 23 ODU Game:  MadiZONE, the Internet audio and video source of JMU Sports, will provide free live audio coverage of the Dukes' match against Old Dominion.   

Did You Know?  JMU's next opponent is league-leading and nationally-ranked William and Mary, a team that features the CAA's top scorer in junior midfielder Mallory Schaeffer (14 goals, 33 points).  Schaeffer has a tie to the JMU program -- she's the younger sister of former JMU midfielder Melanie Schaeffer ('08), who was a three-year starter for the Dukes.

Seniors Recognized:  Four JMU seniors will be honored prior to kickoff of the Oct. 23 game vs. ODU.  The senior class includes Yolie Anderson-Golhor, Jessica Barndt and Ariana Ruela, all of whom have been a part of the program for the past four seasons.  Also recognized will be redshirt senior Laura Trevillian, a JMU graduate student and former Loyola (Ill.) player who is completing her eligibility this season with the Dukes.

Scouting William and Mary:  The 20th-ranked Tribe has a 13-1-2 overall record and is unbeaten and untied (8-0-0) in league play.  W&M, which has already locked up the top seed and the right to host the upcoming CAA Tournament, brings an eight-game winning streak and nine-game (8-0-1) unbeaten streak to Harrisonburg.
     W&M is coming off a 3-1 win at Northeastern and has also posted league wins at home over Towson (5-0), George Mason (3-1), Georgia State (3-0), Drexel (2-0) and Delaware (2-1) and on the road at UNC Wilmington (3-0) and Hofstra (1-0).
     W&M was picked by the CAA coaches to finish third in the 12-team league. 

The Series with William and MaryWilliam and Mary leads the all-time series against JMU 15-10-2, but the Dukes have won the last four meetings, all by 1-0 scores.

JMU vs. William and Mary All-Time
W&M leads the series 15-11-2.
Home:  6-3-1
Away:  4-8-1
Neutral:  1-4-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note

10/24/90, L, 1-3, A
11/2/91, L, 0-2, H (16)
10/28/92, L, 0-2, A (9)
10/12/93, L, 0-4, H (11)
10/29/94, L, 0-2, H (4/5)
10/28/95, L, 1-4, OT, A (14/14)
11/5/95, W, 2-0, H (12/14), CAA Final
11/3/96, W, 4-3, H
11/8/96, L, 0-6, +N, CAA Semis
11/7/97, L, 2-3, OT, ++N (12/12t/14), CAA Semis
10/31/98, W, 5-2, H
11/1/97, L, 1-5, A (12/14/16)
10/30/99, L, 0-3, A (12/16)
10/27/00, W, 3-2, OT, H (nr/19)
11/3/00, L, 0-2, Virginia Beach, Va. (nr/23), CAA Semis
11/4/01, W, 2-1, 2 OT, A
11/11/01, L, 1-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Final
11/2/02, W, 2-0, A
11/8/02, W, 2-1, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Semis
9/28/03, L, 1-4, H
11/4/03, L, 0-3, A, CAA 1st Rd
10/3/04, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
10/21/05, T, 1-1, 2 OT, H
10/10/06, L, 1-3, A
10/12/07, W, 1-0, H
10/19/08, W, 1-0, 2 OT, A
10/18/09, W, 1-0, H
10/22/10, W, 1-0, A

Old Dominion:  The Monarchs take a 6-8-2 overall record and a 3-4-1 league record into a game at Virginia Commonwealth on Oct. 21. 
     In CAA competition ODU has beaten Towson (2-1), UNC Wilmington (3-2) and Drexel (1-0), has tied George Mason (4-4) and has lost to Georgia State (4-0), Delaware (3-1), Northeastern (4-0) and Hofstra (2-1).
     Old Dominion was picked by the CAA coaches to finish tied for eighth in the 12-team league.

The Series with
Old DominionJMU leads the all-time series against the Monarchs 13-6-1, but over the last six meetings the series is tied at 3-3.  The Dukes have never lost to ODU at home (9-0-0).

JMU vs. Old Dominion All-Time
JMU leads the series 13-6-1.
Home:  9-0-0
Away:  4-5-1
Neutral:  0-1-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
9/17/94, W, 9-0, H
10/30/95, L, 1-3, A
11/3/95, W, 3-2, H, CAA Semis
9/21/96, W, 6-1, A
10/5/97, L, 1-2, OT, A
10/2/98, W, 5-3, H
10/2/99, W, 1-0, A
9/29/00, W, 2-0, H
9/23/01, W, 1-0, A
9/28/02, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
9/26/03, W, 5-1, H
10/1/04, L, 0-1, A
10/23/05, W, 1-0, H
11/1/05, W, 5-0, H, CAA 1st Rd
10/8/06, L, 1-2, A
11/4/06, L, 2-3, OT, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Final
10/14/07, W, 4-2, H
10/17/08, L, 1-2, OT, A
10/16/09, W, 2-0, H
10/24/10, W, 5-1, A

CAA Standings:  With three games left in the 11-game CAA schedule, unbeaten (8-0-0, 24 points) William and Mary has clinched first place in the CAA Standings.  As the top seed the Tribe will host the CAA Tournament on Nov. 3, 4 and 6. 
     JMU (4-3-1, 13 points) is tied for second place with Northeastern, which also has a 4-3-1 record.
     Only four points separate the number two through 11 teams in the league standings.
     In a two-way tie for fourth are George Mason and VCU (12 points).  In a two-way tie for sixth are Delaware and Drexel (11 points), and tied for eighth are Old Dominion and Georgia State (10 points).  Towson and Hofstra are tied for 10th (9 points).
     The top six teams in the final league standings qualify for the CAA Championship tournament.  The number one and two seeds receive first-round byes, while the three through six seeds play first-round games on Nov. 3.  The semifinals are Nov. 4, and the final is Nov. 6.
     (NOTE:  In CAA play three points are awarded for a win and one point is awarded for a tie.)

National RankingsThree Dukes' opponents are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls.  JMU's ranked or vote-getting opponents include Maryland, William and Mary and Virginia Tech.
     JMU received votes in the NSCAA poll for two weeks in September.
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Oct. 17/18)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 21, home (L 1-3), votes | nr
Maryland, Sept. 11, home (T 0-0, 2 OT), 15 | 14
William and Mary, Oct. 21, home, 20 | 18
*NSCAA | Soccer America

In the Region:
 Three of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Oct. 17 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are William and Mary (#1), Richmond (tied #3) and Penn (tied #5).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#6 in Northeast), Maryland (#5 in Southeast) and Virginia Tech (#8 in Southeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 17
Aug. 24
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 14
Sept. 21
Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 11

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