HARRISONBURG, Va., Sept. 4, 2011 -- Senior Laura Trevillian (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) recorded her first goal and assist of the season to lead James Madison to a 2-0 women's soccer victory against Richmond on Sunday evening at the JMU Soccer Complex.
The Dukes won for the third straight time, all in shutout fashion, to improve to 3-1-1 on the year, while the Spiders dropped to 1-3-2.
With the game scoreless in the final minute of the first stanza, JMU won a corner kick and scored with just 12 seconds on a header by Trevillian. Senior Yolie Anderson-Golhor (Ottawa, Ontario/Louis-Riel) crossed the ball into the box on the corner kick, and redshirt junior Kelly Germain (McLean, Va./Langley) and redshirt senior Jessica Barndt (Novi, Mich./Novi) each got a header on the ball. Off Barndt's header, Trevillian connected with a header of her own in the right side of the net to give Madison a 1-0 halftime lead.
The Dukes doubled their lead to 2-0 in the 56th minute. Sophomore Becky Sparks (Laurel Springs, N.J./Paul VI) took a free kick from about 40 yards out, and the resulting attempt richocheted off Trevillian right into the possession of Germain, who finished with her right foot for her first tally of the season.
"I thought we were aggressive from the opening whistle. Richmond's always a tough team; it's always a battle," said JMU Head Coach David Lombardo. "I thought we possessed the ball pretty well and made the best of our chances.
"Laura Trevillian played very, very well and raised the level of the game for us. Kelly Germain had a tremendous game (on) both ends of the field. She's one of the smallest players on the field, she was man-marking Becca Wan, who's six inches taller than she is, and just didn't give her any room to breathe. Then she finishes a great goal on a set piece."
Richmond took 19 shots to 18 for JMU, but only six of the Spiders' shots were on goal, and those were stopped by redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter (Lincoln Park, N.J./Immaculate Heart), who recorded her third shutout of the year. Richmond senior goalkeeper Melissa Pacheco (Shawnee, Kan./Notre Dame de Sion) finished with seven saves
JMU now faces two Top 25 teams in its next two games, Sept. 9 at Georgetown and Sept. 11 at home vs. Maryland.