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JMU Field Hockey Loses at William and Mary
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/22/2010
Courtesy: JMUSports.com


WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 22, 2010 - William and Mary's Mikala Savaides scored with just over seven minutes remaining to lift the Tribe to a 2-1 win over James Madison in field hockey at Busch Field in Williamsburg, Va., Friday evening.

The Dukes dropped to 8-9 with the loss and 3-3 in Colonial Athletic Association play.  W&M improved to 4-12 in 2010 and 2-4 in conference play.

The Tribe got unassisted goals from Savaides and Danielle Scissom.  Both goals came on penalty corners on rebounds after the original shot was saved by freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Tarafas (Suffolk, Va./Nanesmond River).  Scissom led the team with three shots, two of which were on goal.

Senior Dolores de Rooij (Vlaardingen, The Netherlands/Erasmiaans) scored her 10th goal of the season to lead the Dukes.  Senior Amy Daniel (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) added an assist.  The duo combined for seven of the Dukes' nine shots and all three shots on goal.

JMU held a 9-7 advantage in shots while penalty corners were tied at four apiece.  Elizabeth Frey made two saves to pick up the win for the Tribe while Tarafas had three saves and two goals against in the loss.

The Dukes struck first in the game as de Rooij scored 17 minutes into the game.  The senior took a pass from Daniel from the right side and beat Frey for her 38th career goal.

William and Mary evened things up late in the first half as Scissom got her own rebound in the center of the circle and beat Tarafas for her second goal of the year.  Thirty minutes later, Savaides scored the game-winner as she knocked a rebound into the left side of the net for her first goal of the season.

The Dukes return to the field on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. as they take on No. 20 Old Dominion at the Powhatan Sports Complex.

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