Oct 9, 2012

James Madison Men's Soccer Notes, Oct. 9


This Week:JMU at North Carolina Wilmington
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Delaware at JMU
When:  Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.

Scouting UNCW: 
Record:  
5-6-12-2-0 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 UNCW:  JMU 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.  
Scouting 
Delaware: 
Record:  
3-7-21-1-1 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. 

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' 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.

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.

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.