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Amalya ClaytonCourtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
JMU Women's Soccer Notes, Aug. 21, 2012
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:08/21/2012
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Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 23rd JMU season, 272-170-32; 30th career season, 350-205-40

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

Last Season (2011):
  8-8-3 overall, 5-5-1 (tied sixth regular-season) in CAA

Last Week:
JMU opened regular-season play with a 2-1 overtime win over Marshall on Aug. 19 at University Park.

This Week:
JMU/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament

When:  Friday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 26
     Aug. 24, Temple vs. Hofstra, 5 p.m.
                   JMU vs. Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.
     Aug. 26, Georgetown vs. Hofstra, 11 a.m.
                   JMU vs. Temple, 1:30 p.m.
Where:  University Park (directions below) | University Park Fan Page
Admission:  Free
Parking:  Free
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Aug. 26 JMU vs. Temple, Free Live Audiostreaming on JMUSports.com. (NOTE:  MadiZONE does require registration for the viewer.)

Driving Directions to University Park:
From the North, Interstate 81
Take exit 247A to merge onto US-33 E/E Market St toward Elkton (traveling 0.8 miles)
At second stoplight, turn right onto University Blvd (traveling 0.7 miles)
At third stoplight, turn left onto Reservoir St (traveling 0.2 miles)
At first stoplight, turn right onto Neff Ave (traveling 0.6 miles)
Travel 0.6 miles, then turn right into parking lot entrance at 1325 Neff Avenue.
From the South, Interstate 81
Take exit 245, Port Republic Road
At exit ramp stoplight, turn right onto Port Republic Road (traveling 0.8 miles)
At third stoplight, turn left onto Neff Ave (traveling 0.4 miles)
Travel 0.4 miles, then turn left into parking lot entrance at 1325 Neff Avenue.

Scouting Georgetown:  The Hoyas are 2-0 after wins at home over George Washington (2-0 on Aug. 17) and on the road at Delaware (2-0 on Aug. 19).  The Hoyas were picked to finish third behind Notre Dame and Louisville in the Big East Conference's seven-team National Division, as voted by the league's coaches.  Last season Georgetown won a school regular-season record 15 games en route to a 15-6-0 overall record.

The Series with GeorgetownThe Hoyas lead the series 4-3-1, and Georgetown has won the last three meetings and held the Dukes scoreless in all three of those games.

JMU vs. Georgetown All-Time
Georgetown leads the series 5-3-1.

Home:  2-2-0
Away: 1-3-1
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
9/26/00, W, 5-4, H
10/7/01, L, 0-2, A
9/11/02, L, 0-3, H
10/13/03, T, 1-1, 2 OT, A
9/17/06, W, 1-0, A
9/4/07, W, 2-1, H
9/2/09, L, 0-4, A
9/10/10, L, 0-1, H
9/9/11, L, 0-2, A

Scouting Temple:  The Owls tied Stony Brook 1-1 in a season-opening road game on Aug. 19 and will face Hofstra in the first round of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Tournament on Aug. 24 before playing JMU.  Temple was picked to finish 16th in the 16-team Atlantic 10 Conference.

The Series with TempleJMU leads the series 3-0, but the teams last met in 1994.

JMU vs. Temple All-Time
JMU leads the series 3-0-0.

Home:  2-0-0
Away:  1-0-0
Neutral:  0-0-0
9/26/92, W, 5-1, H
9/26/93, W, 4-1, A
10/2/94, W, 6-0, H

Lombardo Gets Win #350:
 In the first regular-season game played at JMU's new athletic and recreation complex, University Park, JMU coach Dave Lombardo collected his 350th career victory, as the Dukes beat Marshall 2-1 in overtime on Aug. 19.
     Lombardo increased his 30-year career record to 350-205-40.
     The only coach in the 23-year history of the JMU soccer program, Lombardo has a record of 272-170-32 with the Dukes.
     Lombardo ranks sixth among active NCAA Division I coaches in coaching victories.

Wilson Moves Up on Career Lists:  On Aug. 19 vs. Marshall, junior Lauren Wilson scored her 17th career goal and moved into sole possession of 15th place on JMU's career goals list.  She had formerly shared 15th place with three other players. 
     With a goal and an assist in the Marshall game, Wilson increased her career points total to 42 and moved from 25th place to tied for 22nd place on JMU's all-time points list.

JMU Projected for NCAA Field:  JMU is projected to be among the 64 teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, according to the website TopDrawerSoccer.com.  The weekly rankings are a running attempt to project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including every automatic conference berth.
     The Week 2 rankings, released Aug. 20, have the Dukes at #44 on the list.
     JMU regular-season opponents on the list include
        #11 Virginia (Sept. 9)
        #16 Georgetown (Aug. 24)
        #37 William and Mary (Sept. 23) 
        #47 Navy (Sept. 14) 
        #48 Richmond (Sept. 7)

National Rankings:  Five of the Dukes' regular-season opponents and one preseason opponent are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls. 
 
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Aug. 20/21)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 9 (preseason), away (L 0-1), 16 | 22
Georgetown, Aug. 24, home, votes | nr
Virginia, Sept. 9, away, 11 | 8
William and Mary, Sept. 23, away, nr | nr
Hofstra, Sept. 30, home, votes | nr
UNC Wilmington, Oct. 11, away, votes | nr
*NSCAA | Soccer America

In the Region:  Six of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Aug. 21 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are Hofstra (#2), North Carolina Wilmington (#4), Old Dominion (#5), Charlotte (#7), William and Mary (#8), and Penn (#10).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#5 in Northeast), and Virginia (#5 in Southeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 15

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