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The Dukes begin defense of their CAA title Saturday against George MasonCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Lacrosse Weekly Notes, March 27, 2012
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:03/27/2012
Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 61-37; 10th career season, 111-72

JMU This Season (2012):  4-5 overall, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association

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

Last Week:  The Dukes dropped back-to-back games to Top 20 teams,
losing 13-9 at 12th-ranked Virginia on March 21 and dropping a 14-8 home decision to No. 4 Maryland on March 24.

This Week
:  JMU, the two-time defending CAA champion, begins defense of its league crown when the Dukes host George Mason on March 31 (2 p.m.)

Scouting George MasonThe Patriots open CAA play against the Dukes with a 2-7 overall record.  The team plays its fourth straight road game when Mason comes to JMU on March 31.  

The Series vs. George Mason:
    JMU leads the series against George Mason 16-5, but the Patriots have won two of the last four meetings.  The Dukes won the last two times the teams played, however.

JMU vs. George Mason All Time
JMU leads the series 16-5
Home: 8-2
Away: 6-3
Neutral: 2-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/27/94, W, 19-3, Home
3/25/95, W, 15-3, Away
3/21/96, W, 15-5, Home
3/20/97, W, 11-9, Away
3/17/98, W, 8-6, Home
4/2/99, W, 12-10, Away
4/17/99, W, 13-5, Old Dominion, CAA Semis
3/30/00, W, 17-6, Home
3/29/01, L, 6-7, Away
3/27/02, L, 9-10 (OT), Home
4/13/03, W, 12-6, Away
4/26/03, W, 10-8, Old Dominion, CAA Semis
4/21/04, W, 9-8 (OT), Home
5/1/04, W, 18-13, Home, CAA semis
4/21/05, L, 6-7, Away
4/21/06, W, 14-13 (OT), Home
4/29/07, W, 12-10, Away
4/26/08, L, 10-11, Home
4/23/09, L, 7-8, Away
4/29/10, W, 17-5, Home
4/2/11, W, 21-7, Away

National Rankings

JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
  9th IWLCA | 18th Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 20:  no poll IWLCA | 18th
Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 27:  13th IWLCA | nr
Inside Lacrosse
March 5:  13th IWLCA | nr
Inside Lacrosse
March 12:  20th IWLCA | nr
Inside Lacrosse
March 19:  votes IWLCA | nr
Inside Lacrosse
March 26:  votes IWLCA | nr
Inside Lacrosse

JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
, Feb. 25, away, nr/nr, L 13-14
Harvard, March 6, away, nr/nr, L 8-9, 2 OT
Loyola, March 17, home (W 11-6), 15/18
Virginia, March 21, away (L 9-13), 9/11
Maryland, March 24(L 8-14) , home, 3/5
Towson, April 22, away, votes/20
IWLCA/Inside Lacrosse

Zabel Continues to Lead CAA:  Senior Monica Zabel is the CAA leader in assists and points.  Her points average is 3.78 and her assist average is 2.56.
     Redshirt junior Casey Ancarrow Ancarrow is second in the CAA in goals average at 2.56 per game.
     Zabel ranks 11th in the NCAA in total assists (23) and 11th in assist average.

Zabel Third All-Time in Assists:  Senior Monica Zabel had six assists last week to increase her career assist total to 95.  She is in third place on JMU's career list and could soon become only the third Duke ever with 100 career assists.
     JMU Hall of Fame inductee Megan Riley ('99) holds the Dukes' career record of 109, and Natasha Fuchs ('08) ranks second with 101.

Ancarrow Continues Steady Numbers on Attack:  Redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow has either a goal or an assist in each of her 52 career games.

Earlier Notes
Feb. 21
Feb. 28
March 6
March 13
March 20

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