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JMU Women's Soccer Notes, Sept. 20, 2011
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Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season, 266-165-31; 29th career season, 344-200-39

This Season:  3-3-2 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association

Last Season (2010):
  15-7-1 overall, 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

Last Week:
JMU lost 1-0 to Penn at home on Sept. 16 as the Quakers extended their unbeaten and unscored-upon streak to all five games they had played to date.

This Week:
JMU opens CAA play on the road against two tough opponents:  Hofstra on Sept. 23 and Northeastern on Sept. 25. Live Stats (both games) | Free Internet Audio for JMU vs. Hofstra | Free Internet Video/Audio for JMU vs. Northeastern

Free Live Internet Coverage for Sept. 23 Hofstra Game: Free live audio coverage of the match is available through MadiZONE.

FiOS1 TV for Sept. 23 Hofstra Game:  FiOS1 TV will offer tape-delayed coverage of the game (date and time TBA).

Free Live Internet Coverage for Sept. 25 Northeastern Game: Free live audio and video coverage of the match is offered by GoNUxstream.

Did You Know?  JMU opens CAA play on Sept. 23 at Hofstra -- the last CAA team to play the Dukes.  That meeting came in the 2010 CAA Championship match, played on the Pride's home field.  The second-seeded Dukes upset the top-seeded and 18th-ranked (NSCAA) Pride 2-0 to claim the league title. 

Scouting Hofstra:  The Pride brings a 4-2-0 record into its CAA-opener vs. JMU.  Hofstra has not played at home since opening its season with a 1-0 loss to Fairfield on Aug. 26.  The Pride has won four of its last five matches, with the only defeat a 1-0 loss to Texas Christian.  The Pride was picked to finish second behind JMU in the CAA, as voted by the league's coaches.

The Series with HofstraThe Dukes lead the all-time series against Hofstra 6-4-1 but neither team has dominated the other.  Six of the 11 meetings have been decided by a single goal, one was a tie, and four have been decided by two goals.

JMU vs. Hofstra All-Time
JMU leads the series 6-4-1.
Home:  3-1-0
Away:  3-2-1
Neutral:  0-1-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
10/4/02, W, 2-1, A
11/1/03, W, 1-0, H
10/17/04, L, 0-1, A
10/27/05, L, 0-1, 2 OT, A
10/13/06, W, 2-0, H
10/19/07, W, 2-0, A
11/9/07, L, 0-2, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA Semis
10/26/08, W, 2-1, H
10/25/09, T, 0-0, 2 OT, A
9/24/10, L, 0-1, H
11/7/10, W, 2-0, A(18/18), CAA Final

Scouting Northeastern:  The Huskies take a 4-4-0 record and a two-game winning streak into their CAA-opening Sept. 23 home game vs. Virginia Commonwealth.  In its last two outings Northeastern has won 2-1 at New Hampshire and beaten Rhode Island 2-0 at home.  The Huskies were picked to finish fourth in the CAA behind JMU, Hofstra and William and Mary, as voted by the league's coaches.

The Series with NortheasternJMU leads the all-time series 5-3-0, but in games played at Northeastern the series is tied 2-2-0. 

JMU vs. Northeastern All-Time
JMU leads the series 5-3-0.
Home:  3-0-0
Away:  2-2-0
Neutral:  0-1-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason Note
10/29/05, W, 3-0, A
10/15/06, W, 4-2, H
10/21/07, L, 0-1, A
10/24/08, W, 2-1, H
11/7/08, L, 1-2, Williamsburg, Va., CAA Semis
10/23/09, L, 1-2, A
11/6/09, W, 3-1, A, CAA Semis
9/26/10, W, 3-1, H

Tough Time ScoringAfter winning three in a row by shutout, the Dukes have failed to score in their last three matches.  JMU has only suffered three consecutive shutouts once previously, in 2003 when the Dukes dropped games to No. 22 Maryland (6-0 on Oct. 1), George Mason (1-0 on Oct. 4) and No. 4 Virginia (1-0 on Oct. 7).

Consistent DefenseJMU has shut out four of its last six opponents and has only allowed three goals in its last six games.

A Challenging ScheduleThe Dukes' last three games have been against teams which were either ranked or were receiving votes in the national polls at the time the games were played (Georgetown, Maryland, Penn).

Courter Matches Career Saves HighRedshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter has turned in back-to-back games with 10 saves.  She made 10 stops in a scoreless overtime tie with Maryland on Sept. 11 and had another 10 in the loss to Penn on Sept. 16.

National RankingsFive Dukes' opponents are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls.  JMU's ranked or vote-getting opponents include Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, William and Mary and Penn.
     JMU, which had received votes in the NSCAA poll the previous two weeks, did not receive a mention this week.
 
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Sept. 19/20)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 21, home (L 1-3), votes | nr
Georgetown, Sept. 9, away (L 0-2), votes | nr
Maryland, Sept. 11, home (T 0-0, 2 OT), 11 | 9
Penn, Sept. 16, home, (L 0-1), votes | nr
William and Mary, Oct. 21, home, votes | nr
*NSCAA | Soccer America

In the Region:
  JMU and five of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Sept. 20 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are William and Mary (#2), Penn (#3), JMU (#4), Richmond (#5), Hofstra (#6) and George Mason (tied #10).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (tied #5 in Northeast), Maryland (#5 in Southeast) and Virginia Tech (tied #8 in Southeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 17
Aug. 24
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 14

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