Women's Soccer Notes, Nov. 1, 2011
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Head Coach: Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season,
271-170-32; 29th career season, 349-205-40
8-8-3 overall, 5-5-1 in Colonial Athletic
Last Season (2010):
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
2-0 at Virginia Commonwealth on
Oct. 28 in the final game of the season.
JMU is the only
program in the CAA to have qualified for the league tournament every season
from 2002-10. (Prior to 2002 every
league team participated in the tournament, but qualification has been limited
to four or six teams since then.)
The Dukes finished tied for sixth place with
Northeastern but did not qualify for the six-team CAA Tournament due to JMU's
regular-season loss to the Huskies.
William and Mary finished first in
Standings. As the top seed the Tribe
will host the CAA Tournament on Nov. 3, 4 and 6.
VCU was second and George Mason, Delaware
and Hofstra tied for third to earn the other spots in the CAA Tournament, along
with sixth-place Northeastern.
Only three points separated the
number three through eight teams in the final eague standings.
Julien Wins Gold
JMU player Christina
"Corky" Julien ('10) and Team Canada won
the Pan American Games gold medal on Oct. 27 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Canada beat Brazil 4-3 on penalty
kicks after regulation and overtime play ended in a 1-1 tie. Canada's Christine Sinclair scored the tying
goal in the 88th minute to force overtime.
Julien played every minute of
regulation and the two overtime periods but was not among the five Canada
players in the first and deciding round of PKs.
: Three 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. 31/Nov. 1)
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), 16th | 22nd
William and Mary, Oct. 21, home (L 1-3), 25th | 20th
*NSCAA | Soccer
In the Region: Five of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or
receiving votes in the Nov. 1 Mid-Atlantic
Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are William and Mary (#2), Richmond (#3), Penn (#6), VCU (#8) and
George Mason (tied #10).
JMU opponents ranked in other
regions include Georgetown (#5 in
Northeast), Maryland (#5 in
Southeast) and Virginia Tech (#8 in