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JMU Men Weekly Notes, Oct. 9, 2012

Article Written by JMU Athletics Communications
Published: October 10, 2012


Head Coach:  Tom Martin, 27th JMU season, 338-144-52; 36th career season, 457-179-62

This Season:  4-5-2 overall, 2-1-1 in Colonial Athletic Association

JMU Last Season (2011):  13-5-2 overall; 8-3-0 (1st place) CAA; CAA Tournament semifinalist; NCAA Tournament Round of 16

Last Week:
The Dukes started the week by becoming the first team to shut out #12/11 Old Dominion in a scoreless double-overtime tie at ODU on Oct. 3.  JMU followed that with a 1-0 loss at Northeastern on Oct. 6.

This Week:
JMU at North Carolina Wilmington
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Where: UNCW Soccer Stadium, College Road, Wilmington, NC | Directions
Tickets: $5 Adults ($10 for Premium Games) | Free for youth | Tickets may be purchased at the gate or by phoning 910-962-3002
Multimedia: Live Stats

Delaware at JMU
When:  Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.
Where:  University Park, Harrisonburg, Va. | University Park Fan Page (includes directions)
Admission:  Free
Parking:  Free
Multimedia:  Live Stats

Scouting UNCW:  
Record:  5-6-1, 2-2-0 CAA
CAA Wins:  at home over Hofstra (3-2), at William and Mary (3-0)
CAA Losses:  at George Mason (2-0), at Drexel (2-0).
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:  Picked tied for 8th
Of Note:  The Seahawks won the CAA title in 2009.

The Series with UNCWJMU leads the series 23-9-2, but the Seahawks have won four of the last five meetings.  Three of those four victories came on UNCW's home field. 

JMU vs. UNCW All-Time
JMU leads the series 23-9-2.
Home:  14-1-1
Away: 6-7-0
Neutral:  3-1-1

Date, Result, Score, Site
9/22/72, W, 2-0, Home
9/15/73, W, 10-0, Away
9/21/74, T, 1-1, OT, Harrisonburg, Va. (EMU)
10/7/78, L, 3-6, OT, Norfolk, Va. (ODU)
9/19/84, W, 3-0, Home
9/14/85, L, 0-3, Away
9/13/86, T, 1-1, OT, Home
9/12/87, L, 1-2, OT, Away
9/10/88, W, 1-0, Home
9/8/89, W, 1-0, OT, Away
9/8/90, W, 3-0, Home
9/7/91, W, 1-0, Away
9/18/92, W, 4-0, Home
11/5/92, W, 1-0, Norfolk, Va. (ODU), CAA quarters
9/17/93, W, 3-0, Away
9/17/94, W, 12-0, Home
9/15/95, W, 3-1, Away
10/12/96, W, 6-0, Home
10/4/97, W, 2-0, Away
10/8/98, W, 5-0, Home
11/12/98, W, 1-0, Virginia Beach, Va., CAA quarters
9/25/99, W, 2-1, Home
11/5/00, W, 1-0, Richmond, Va. (VCU)
9/23/01, W, 5-0, Home
10/25/02, W, 4-2, Home
10/19/03, L, 1-4, Away
10/10/04, W, 2-1, Home
10/18/05, L, 1-2, Away
9/24/06, W, 1-0, Home
11/4/07, L, 1-2, OT, Away
10/29/08, L, 0-2, Away
10/28/09, L, 0-2, Home
10/6/10, L, 1-2, Away
10/5/11, W, 1-0, Home

Scouting Delaware:  
Record:  3-7-2, 1-1-1 CAA (entering Oct. 10 at Northeastern)
CAA Wins:  at Georgia State (3-2)
CAA Losses:  at home to Towson (2-3)
CAA Ties:  at home vs. ODU (0-2, 0 OT)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:  Picked 3rd
Of Note:  The Blue Hens won last year's CAA championship and upset Virginia in an NCAA first-round game.

The Series with Delaware: JMU leads the series 11-3-3, but the last two meetings have gone to overtime.  That includes a 3-2 JMU regular-season win last season in Newark, and a 2-2 tie in the 2011 CAA semifinals, played at JMU.  Delaware advanced over JMU on penalty kicks to get to the CAA final, where the Blue Hens upset Old Dominion. 
     Four of the last six meetings were decided by a single goal, another meeting in that stretch was a tie.  The exception during the six-game span was a 4-2 JMU victory in Harrisonburg in 2010.

JMU vs. Delaware All-Time
JMU leads the series 11-3-3.
Home:  8-1-2
Away: 3-2-1
Neutral:  0-0-0

Date, Result, Score, Site
9/21/91, W, 6-0, Away
9/20/92, W, 4-0, Home
9/8/96, W, 7-0, Home
9/17/97, W, 2-1, Away
9/3/99, W, 2-0, Home
9/8/01, W, 1-0, Home
11/1/02, T, 0-0, 2 OT, Home
10/12/03, T, 1-1, 2 OT, Away
10/3/04, W, 4-1, Home
10/16/05, W, 5-1, Home
10/1/06, L, 2-3, OT, Away
10/7/07, L, 0-1, Home
10/4/08, W, 1-0, Home
10/3/09, L, 0-1, Away
10/9/10, W, 4-2, Home
10/9/11, W, 3-2, OT, Away
11/11/11, T, 2-2,      2 OT,       Home (CAA Semifinals)

ODU Was Third Ranked Opponent:  JMU faced its third Top-25 opponent in a six-game span when the Dukes battled #12/11 Old Dominion to a scoreless overtime tie on Oct. 4.  The Dukes beat then #2/1 (Soccer America/NSCAA) North Carolina 1-0 at home on Sept. 11 and lost 1-0 to then #11/5 Georgetown at home on Sept. 25.
     The Dukes' record against ranked teams is 1-1-1.

Upset of UNC Ranks #1 in Fan Vote:  JMU's Sept. 11 win over defending NCAA champion North Carolina currently ranks as the top upset of the year in online voting at TopDrawerSoccer.com.
     Some 77 percent of voters have chosen the win over the Tar Heels as the biggest upset of the year.  JMU also leads the category "Which program is most likely to pull another big upset this season?" with 53 percent of the vote.  Senior All-America Paul Wyatt is the leading vote-getter for the question "Which standout player is the best giant-killer?" with 58 percent of the vote.

Newcity Records Career-High Saves vs. ODU:   Dukes redshirt junior goalkeeper Colin Newcity turned away a career-high nine shots in JMU's scoreless overtime tie at #12/11 (Soccer America/NSCAA) Old Dominion on Oct. 3.
     ODU came into the match averaging just over three goals per game and ranked fifth in NCAA Division I in total goals.  The Monarchs were shut out for the first time this year.
     Newcity's saves included a stop with 18 seconds left in the second overtime on a shot by Tim Hopkinson.  Hopkinson leads the CAA and ranks third in the NCAA in scoring.

Road Swing:  The Dukes conclude a stretch of three consecutive road games Oct. 10 at UNCW.  JMU is 0-4-1 away from home this season, including 0-2-1 on its opponents' home fields and 0-2-0 in neutral-site games.

Four Opponents Projected for NCAA Field:  Four of the Dukes' opponents are projected to be among the 48 teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, according to the website TopDrawerSoccer.com.  The weekly rankings are a running attempt to project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including every automatic conference berth. The Week 8 rankings were released Oct. 8.
     The list includes:
        #2 North Carolina (Sept. 11 (W 1-0)
        #13 Georgetown (Sept. 25) (L 0-1)
        #18 Old Dominion (Oct. 3) (T 0-0, 2 OT)
        #40 George Mason (Oct. 20)

Martin Is Winningest Active Coach:  Dukes’ head coach Tom Martin is the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I soccer.  In his 36th career season, he has a career record of 457-179-62.  His record in 27 JMU seasons is 338-144-52. 

JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason:  nr Soccer America | votes College Soccer News | #19 NSCAA
Aug. 27:  nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | votes NSCAA

CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in 2012
Delaware, votes (College Soccer News preseason)
George Mason, 20th (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
JMU, votes (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Northeastern, votes (NSCAA Sept. 4)
Old Dominion, 4th (Soccer America Sept. 18)

National RankingsSix JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, SIU Edwardsville, George Mason, Northeastern) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News). 

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Oct. 8/9)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
SIU Edwardsville, Aug. 26, neutral (L 0-1), votes | nr | votes
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home (W 1-0), 2 | 5 | 2
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home (L 0-1), T10 | 14 | 11
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away (T 0-0, 2 OT), 14| 15 | 12
Northeastern, Oct. 6, away (L 0-1), votes | nr | votes
George Mason, Oct. 20, away, votes | nr | votes
* NSCAA | Soccer America | College Soccer News

In the Region:  Five CAA members are ranked or receiving votes in the Oct. 8 South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are Old Dominion (#2), Northeastern (#6), Drexel (#8), George Mason (#9) and Hofstra (#10).
     Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South), Georgetown (#3 in Northeast) and Loyola (#3 in North Atlantic).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 22
Aug. 28
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 2


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