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Courtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Women's Soccer Weekly Notes, Sept. 5
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:09/04/2012

Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 23rd JMU season, 273-172-32; 30th career season, 351-207-40

This Season:  2-2-0 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 dropped a 1-0 decision at Penn on Aug. 29 in the Dukes' only action last week.

This Week:
Virginia Nike Classic, Charlottesville, Va.

Where: Klöckner Stadium | Directions
Admission:  UVa Ticket Web Page | $9 Reserved; $7 Adults; $5 Youth (18 & Under); $5 Seniors (60 & Over)
Parking:  Free | Parking Map

First Round Opponent:  Richmond
When:  Friday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m.
Multimedia: Live Stats (GameTracker)

JMU Second-Round Opponent: 
When:  Sunday, Sept. 9, 2:30 p.m.
Multimedia:  Live Stats (GameTracker)

Scouting Richmond:  Richmond has a 1-4 record that includes losses to Top 25 teams Wake Forest (4-1) and Virginia Tech (2-0), an overtime defeat at Longwood (2-1) and a road loss at CAA preseason favorite William and Mary (3-0).  UR's only win came at home against Villanova (3-1) in its home opener on Aug. 31.
     The Spiders were picked by league coaches to finish second behind Dayton in the 16-team Atlantic 10 Conference.
     Junior All-America forward Becca Wann, the 2011 A-10 Offensive Player of the Year, has yet to play with the Spiders as she is with the U.S. Under-20 Team at the Under-20 World Cup in Japan.  The U.S. meets Germany in the championship match on Sept. 8.

The Series with RichmondJMU leads the series 13-7-1 and has won the last two meetings, including a 2-0 win in 2011 in Harrisonburg.  The Spiders, however, won the two previous meetings.  That included a 3-0 Spiders' victory at JMU in 2009 and a 2-1 win in Richmond in 2008.

JMU vs. Richmond All-Time
JMU leads the series 13-7-1.
Home:  7-1-1
Away:  5-3-0
Neutral:  1-3-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
9/24/96, W, 4-0, A
11/7/96, W, 3-0, Wilmington, N.C., CAA Quarterfinals
9/16/97, W, 2-1, H
11/5/97, W, 1-0, H, CAA Quarters
9/8/98, L, 1-2, A
11/5/98, L, 0-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Quarterfinals
10/19/99, W, 3-0, H
11/3/99, L, 1-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Quarterfinals
10/4/00, L, 2-3, A
10/2/01, W, 1-0, H
9/1/02, W, 5-1, A
11/17/02, L, 0-1, Charlotte, N.C., NCAA Rd of 32
9/5/03, T, 1-1, 2 OT, H
8/27/04, W, 1-0, A
8/26/05, W, 3-2, H
9/5/06, W, 4-2, A
9/9/07, W, 1-0, H
8/24/08, L, 1-2, A
8/22/09, L, 0-3, H
8/20/10, W, 2-1, A
9/4/11, W, 2-0, H

Scouting Virginia:  The seventh-ranked (NSCAA) Cavaliers take a 5-1 record and a five-game winning streak into a game vs. George Mason in the Sept. 7 opening round of the Nike Classic.  Virginia opened the season with a 3-1 home loss to Penn State and then shut out its next four opponents (Radford 5-0, Liberty 3-0, UNC Wilmington 2-0 and 23rd-ranked Texas 3-0) before allowing a goal in a 2-1 win at Southern Methodist on Sept. 2.
     Virginia was picked to finish fifth in the 11-team Atlantic Coast Conference, as voted by the league's coaches.
     Virginia head coach Steve Swanson and Cavalier sophomore midfielder Morgan Brian have missed UVa's early-season matches due to the Under-20 World Cup in Japan.  Swanson, the U.S. Under-20 coach, has guided the team to the championship match vs. Germany on Sept. 8.

The Series with VirginiaVirginia leads the series 16-1-2 and has won the last eight meetings.  The teams last met in 2005, when Virginia won 1-0 in Harrisonburg.

JMU vs. Virginia All-Time
Virginia leads the series 16-1-2.
Home:  1-6-1
Away:  0-10-1
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
10/3/90, L, 0-2, A
9/24/91, L, 1-2, H
10/13/92, L, 1-2, A
9/21/93, L, 1-3, H
9/14/94, L, 0-1, A
9/13/95, L, 1-2, H
9/18/96, T, 2-2, OT, A
10/7/97, T, 1-1, OT, H
11/15/97, L, 1-3, A, NCAA Rd of 32
9/5/98, L, 2-3, 2 OT, A
9/10/99, W, 2-1, H
11/14/99, L, 1-3, A, NCAA Rd of 32
10/14/00, L, 0-3, A
10/13/01, L, 1-4, H
10/15/02, L, 3-7, A
10/7/03, L, 0-1, H
10/12/04, L, 0-5, A
11/12/04, L, 0-6, A, NCAA Rd of 64
8/31/05, L, 0-1, H

Road Stretch Continues:
 JMU's Aug. 31 game at Penn was the first of four straight road matches for the Dukes.  Following games in the Sept. 7 and 9 Virginia Nike Classic, JMU travels to Navy for a Sept. 14 contest.
     After a Sept. 16 home game vs. Charlotte, the Dukes are back on the road at Old Dominion on Sept. 20 and at William and Mary on Sept. 23.

Four Opponents Projected for NCAA Field:  Four JMU opponents are 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.
      JMU regular-season opponents on the Week 4 rankings, released Sept. 3, are
        #11 Virginia (Sept. 9)
        #15 Georgetown (Aug. 24)
        #41 William and Mary (Sept. 23)
        #55 Navy (Sept. 14)

National RankingsTwo 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 (Sept. 3/4)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 9 (preseason), away (L 0-1), 11 | 13
Georgetown, Aug. 24, home, (L 0-1) 23 | 19
Virginia, Sept. 9, away, 9 | 7
*NSCAA | Soccer America

In the Region:  Four of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Sept. 4 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are William and Mary (#2), Penn (#6), North Carolina Wilmington (#4) and Hofstra (#8),
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#1 in Northeast), and Virginia (tied #4 in Southeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 15
Aug. 22

Aug. 28

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