NEWARK, Del., Sept. 26, 2010 - Sophomore Tori Lindsey (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) tied her career-high with four goals and senior Amy Daniel (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) added her third game-winning goal of the season to lift No. 20 James Madison past Delaware in Colonial Athletic Association field hockey action in Newark, Del. on Sunday.
The Dukes won for the fourth time in their last five games to improve to 6-5 overall and 2-0 in the CAA. Delaware dropped to 4-5 and 0-2 in conference play.
Lindsey became the first player to score four goals in a game since she did it Sept. 30, 2009 at home against Radford. Three of her four goals came during Madison's five-goal second half. It was the first time JMU scored five or more goals in a half since Oct. 31, 2008 against Northeastern.
Sophomore Auburn Weisensale (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) scored her fourth goal of the season and added an assist while senior Randi Segear (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Coughlin) also had an assist. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Margo Savage (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) made four saves to run her record to 6-5.
The Dukes led 19-7 in shots and 6-5 in penalty corners. Noelle Diana made six saves for the Blue Hens to drop to 4-5 in 2010.
Delaware was led by Michelle Drummonds who scored off a penalty corner as time expired. Amanda McCardell and Missy Woodie assisted on the senior's seventh goal of the season.
Daniel opened the scoring for JMU on a penalty stroke in the 21st minute. The Dukes were awarded the stroke after a Madison shot hit a defender behind the goalkeeper. Daniel buried the shot in the top-left corner for her third penalty stroke goal of the season.
Lindsey made it 2-0 eight minutes later by tipping a Weisensale shot past Diana for her first goal of the year.
Early in the second half, Weisensale and Lindsey scored 15 seconds apart to expand the lead to 4-0. Daniel added her team-leading 12th goal of the year just 48 seconds later as Segear slid a pass across the goal from the right side to Daniel for the easy tip in.
Lindsey completed the onslaught in the 50th minutes as she scored a pair of unassisted goals separated by just 43 seconds.
JMU returns to the field next Friday, Oct. 1, as it hosts Hofstra in at the JMU Field Hockey Complex.
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