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JMU Women Top George Mason 1-0 in OT

Article Written by JMU Athletics Communications
Published: October 4, 2012

HARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 4, 2012 -- Junior Lauren Wilson (Coatesville, Pa./Downingtown) scored the game's only goal in overtime to lift James Madison (4-9-0, 2-3-0) to a 1-0 double-overtime win over George Mason (5-8-1, 1-3-1) in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer Thursday evening at University Park.

Senior Katie Menzie (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) set up the winning score, which came 3:57 into the second 10-minute sudden-victory overtime period.  Menzie controlled a ball in midfield and sent a pass ahead to Wilson.  Wilson dribbled past a defender into the right side of the box and sent a low shot from 16 yards out into the left corner of the goal.

Dukes sophomore goalkeeper Marlee Stynchula (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson), in her first start of the season, made a career-high eight saves to earn her first career shutout.

Quotes from JMU Coach David Lombardo
"(We had) a lot of courage, particularly in the overtime period.  The kids fought hard.  Katie Menzie, who has a broken nose, had gotten it hit four or five times throughout the course of the game.  She had to come out and (she) came back and battled through it."

Game Statistics Summary:
JMU 9, George Mason 12
Saves:  JMU, Marlee Stynchula 8 (103:57); George Mason, Lyndse Hokanson 1 (103:57)
Corner kicks:  JMU 7, George Mason 6
JMU - Lauren Wilson (Katie Menzie), 103:57

Game Highlights
First Half:
* JMU - Sophomore Shannon Rano (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) sends a ball from the left side to the right side of the box.  Redshirt freshman Madyson Brown (Herndon, Va./Chantilly) has a shot from four yards but hits the right post, 43:13.
Second Half:
* Mason - Senior Tiana Kallenberger (Irvine, Calif./University) sends a low shot from 16 yards from the left corner of the box to the left post, where Stynchula makes a stop, 46:37.
* JMU - Sophomore defender Shannon Rano (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) clears a dangerous ball in the box before Mason can get a shot off, 68:00.
* Mason - Sophomore Kelly Pizzingrilli (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) has a breakaway on the right side of the box but her shot is wide left of the goal, 70:48.
* Mason - Kallenberger lofts a shot from outside the 18, but Stynchula makes the save, 85:27.
Overtime #1:
* Mason - Pizzingrilli has the ball on a breakaway, but JMU senior defender Amalya Clayton (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) clears the ball away, 98:50.
Overtime #2:
* Mason - Sophomore Liz Hodges (Lorton, Va./South County ) takes a high shot from outside of the box.  Stynchula leaps to make the catch to prevent a score, 101:35.
* JMU - Katie Menzie controls a ball near midfield and sends a pass down the right side of the field to Lauren Wilson.  Wilson sprints past her defender into the box and hits a 15-yard shot to the far corner of the goal, 103:57.

Of Note
* The win ended JMU's losing streak at three games.
* Lauren Wilson scored her 20th career goal and took sole possession of 13th place on JMU's all-time list.
* JMU leads the all-time series with George Mason 15-8-4.
* The Dukes' next game is at Towson on Oct. 7 (1 p.m.).


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