HARRISONBURG, Va., Sept. 29, 2011 -- James Madison sophomore Lauren Wilson (Coatesville, Pa./Downingtown) blasted a shot from 23 yards out 7:30 into overtime to give the Dukes a 1-0 win over Towson in Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer Thursday evening at the JMU Soccer Complex.
JMU improved to 5-3-2 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play, while Towson's record is now 5-6-0 overall and 0-3-0 in the CAA.
JMU held a 25-7 advantage on shots, but Towson senior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Columbia, Md./Atholton) made stops on 11 of those attempts. Dukes' redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter (Lincoln Park, N.J./Immaculate Heart) made three saves to get her fifth shutout of the season.
Wilson got control of the ball in the middle of the field just outside the box and sent a hard shot into the left corner of the goal.
"I give a lot of credit to Towson," said JMU coach David Lombardo. "(Towson coach) Greg (Paynter) and his staff put together a very good game plan. They really made it difficult for us to play offense. They got a lot of people behind the ball (and) they were playing very aggressively and anticipated well, picked off passes. He has put a good team together, and we’re happy to get the win."