Pictured: JMU President Jon Alger (center), Senior Vice-President Charles King (left) and Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne Iright) take part in the grand opening of University Park before Friday's JMU-Georgetown game.
HARRISONBURG, Va., Aug. 24,
2012 -- Unbeaten Georgetown (3-0-0) escaped with a 1-0
win at James Madison (1-1-0) in women's
soccer Friday night in the opening round of the JMU/Fairfield Inn by
Marriott Invitational Tournament at University Park.
The Hoyas, who are receiving votes in the coaches Top 25 poll, scored with 8:18 remaining to pull out the victory.
Junior Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) intercepted a ball cleared by redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Kate Courter (Lincoln Park, N.J./Immaculate Heart) and blasted a 23-yard shot to the corner of the goal.
JMU held a 12-10 advantage on shots for the game, and both teams had a number of quality scoring chances. Courter and sophomore goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) each finished with six saves.
In the day's first game, Hofstra (2-0-0) trailed 1-0 early before scoring three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win over Temple (0-0-1).
Temple senior Jourdan Brill (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) scored an unassisted goal in the 22nd minute, but Hofstra evened the score when sophomore Sam Scolarici (Aldie, Va./Freedom) knocked a ball into the net from the edge of the box in the 36th minute.
The Pride then netted back-to-back goals in a span of less than three minutes in the second half. Sophomore Lulu Echeverry (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) scored on a 10-yard shot in the 64th minute, and freshman Jill Mulholland (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) blasted a 16-yard shot into the goal in the 67th minute.
* The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Tournament continues Sunday, Aug. 26: 11 a.m., Hofstra vs. Georgetown; 1:30 p.m. JMU vs. Temple.