TOWSON, Md., Oct. 7, 2012 -- James Madison junior Lauren Wilson (Coatesville, Pa./Downingtown) scored on the first shot of the game and the Dukes (5-9-0, 3-3-0) held off Towson (1-10-1, 1-4-0) for a 1-0 win in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer Sunday afternoon.
Wilson scored on a breakaway just 2:10 into the match, scoring in a 1v1 against Towson goalkeeper Erin Quinn. Passes from redshirt freshman Madyson Brown (Herndon, Va./Chantilly) and redshirt senior Kelly Germain (McLean, Va./Langley) set up the goal, and both Brown and Germain were credited with assists.
The Dukes are now in a three-way tie for fifth place in the CAA standings, as JMU, Northeastern and North Carolina Wilmington all have nine points. William and Mary (15 points), Drexel (13 points), Hofstra and Delaware (12 points each) hold the top four spots in the league standings.
Wilson netted the game-winner in a 1-0 match for the second straight contest. She scored in overtime in a 1-0 JMU win over George Mason on Thursday.
Dukes sophomore goalkeeper Marlee Stynchula (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson), stopped four shots to earn her second shutout in the last two games.
Wilson increased her career goals total to 21. She's two goals away from 12th place on JMU's career list, held by Kristi Palmaccio (1993-96) with 23 goals.
Germain recorded her13th career assist and moved into a tie for 21st place on the Dukes' all-time list. She shares the spot with Abby Karpinski (2000-03) and Jess Remmes (2006-09).
Game Statistics Summary:
Shots: JMU 11, Towson 12
Saves: JMU, Marlee Stynchula 4 (90:00); Towson, Erin Quinn 7 (90:00)
Corner kicks: JMU 5, Towson 3
JMU - Lauren Wilson (Kelly Germain, Madyson Brown, 2:10
* JMU has won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
* JMU leads the all-time series with Towson 11-0-0, but the last four meetings have all been decided by a single goal.
* The Towson game is the first of three straight road matches for the Dukes, who travel to North Carolina Wilmington on Oct. 11 and to Georgia State on Oct. 14.