TOWSON, Va. - Redshirt freshman Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocamoke) stroked a penalty shot in the 50th minute of the game and freshman goalkeeper Lena Wimmert (Bergisch Gladback, Germany/Lise-Meitner Gymnasium) notched her second career shutout as the James Madison field hockey team defeated Towson 1-0 at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Dukes move to 6-3 on the season and 1-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Tigers fell to 0-9 on the season, including 0-2 in the CAA. This is the 18th consecutive victory for JMU over Towson.
West's goal was her fourth of the season and her third game-winning goal in 2012. She finished the day with three shots, including two on net, which was only outpaced by junior Amy Goldstein (Lititz, Pa./Warwick). Goldstein had four shots for the day, with three of those on goal.
Wimmert made two saves against Towson to collect the shut out. She has now lowered her goals against average to 1.15 for the season. Her saves came against Towson's Heather Jenney and Caitie Barnwell. The Tigers had four shots on the day.
Towson's goalkeeper Tashani Dickson had five saves in the game and just one goal against in the loss. She falls to 0-9 in net this season.
JMU held a 10-4 shot advantage over Towson, including a 7-1 edge in the second period. The Dukes also led in penalty corners 8-2, with a 5-1 difference in the final half of the game.
The Dukes return to Harrisonburg for a Friday night match-up against eighth-ranked Northeastern on Sept. 28. Play is set to begin at 7 p.m.
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