Oct 9, 2012
James Madison Men's Soccer Notes, Oct. 9
This Week:JMU at North Carolina WilmingtonWhen: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Delaware at JMU
When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.
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 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.
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.
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.