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Senior Cally Chakrian is among the CAA leaders in ground balls with seven.Courtesy: JMUSports.com
Lacrosse Notes, Feb. 28, 2012
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/28/2012
Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 58-33; 10th career season, 108-68

JMU This Season (2012):  1-1 overall, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association

JMU Last Season (2011):  15-4 overall, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association (tournament champion; regular season tied first)

Last Week:  The Dukes opened the season with two West Coast games.  JMU beat California 13-9 on Feb. 23 before losing 14-13 to No. 6 Stanford on Feb. 25.

This Week:  JMU plays its first home game as the Dukes host Virginia Tech
on Feb. 29 (4 p.m.).  Then it's back on the road to play at Fairfield on March 4 followed by a road game at Harvard on March 6.

Scouting Virginia Tech:  Virginia Tech brings a 2-1 record to Harrisonburg.  The Hokies, members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, are coming off a 9-6 loss to William and Mary. 

The Series vs. Virginia Tech:  JMU has won all nine meetings in the series, which began in 2001.  The teams have played each of the last eight years.  JMU won the 2011 meeting by edging the Hokies 11-9 in Blacksburg.

JMU vs. Virginia Tech All Time
JMU leads the series 9-0
Home: 5-0
Away: 3-0
Neutral: 1-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
4/18/01, W, 13-6, Home
3/21/04, W, 20-8, Home
3/17/05, W, 14-10, Home
3/8/06, W, 14-10, Hilton Head, S.C.
3/14/07, W, 23-15, Away
3/12/08, W, 12-8, Home
2/21/09, W, 14-9, Away
2/24/10, W, 16-3, Home
3/2/11, W, 11-9, Away

Scouting Fairfield
Fairfield takes a 2-0 record into a Feb. 29 game at Holy Cross.  The Stags are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The Series vs. Fairfield
  The teams have met twice, with JMU winning both times in close contests.  The Dukes won 12-11 at Fairfield in 2010 and 13-10 at JMU in 2011. 

JMU vs. Fairfield All Time
JMU leads the series 2-0
Home: 1-0
Away: 1-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/9/10, W, 12-11, Away
3/5/11, W, 13-10, Away

National Rankings

JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
  9th IWLCA | 18th Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 21:  no poll IWLCA | 18th
Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 28:  13th IWLCA | nr
Inside Lacrosse

JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
, Feb. 25, away, 16/20, L 13-14
Harvard, March 6, away, votes/16
Loyola, March 17, home, 12/13
Virginia, March 21, away, 6/6
Maryland, March 24, home, 3/4
Towson, April 22, away, votes/nr
IWLCA/Inside Lacrosse

Earlier Notes
Feb. 21

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe
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