Oct 15, 2012

JMU Men Tie Deleware, 1-1

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HARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 14, 2012 -- The James Madison and Delaware men's soccer teams battled through two overtimes to a 1-1 draw in Colonial Athletic Association play Sunday afternoon at University Park.

JMU's overall record now stands at 5-5-3, and the Dukes have a 3-1-2 record in league play.  Defending CAA champion Delaware's records are now 3-8-3 overall and 1-2-2 in CAA competition.

The Dukes got on the scoreboard first, on a header
freshman Tom Fouhy (Buckinghamshire, England/Dr. Challoner's) off a corner kick by redshirt senior Christian McLaughlin (Herndon, Va./Herndon) just 4:50 into the second half.

Delaware got the equalizer with 15:19 to play.  Sophomore
Kyle Nuel (Hamilton, N.J./Hamilton) sent a cross from the left side of the box to the right to junior Mark Garrity (Newton, Mass./Newton South).  Garrity one-timed a shot just inside the right corner of the goal from inside the 6-yard box.

Blue Hens sophomore goalkeeper
Jay Lupas (McLean, Va./Langley) made several crucial saves in overtime to preserve the tie.  Just 2:22 into the first 10-minute overtime, a lofted ball by Fouhy from just outside the 18 was deflected toward the goal by a Delaware defender, but Lupas managed to tip the ball over the cross bar.

With 47 seconds to play in the second overtime, Lupas made a diving save on a shot from just outside the 18 by redshirt sophomore
Steven Mashinski (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly).

Game Statistics Summary:
Shots:  JMU 17, Delaware 16
Saves:  JMU, Kyle Morton 4 (110:00); Delaware, Jay Lupas 6 (110:00)
Corner kicks:  JMU 16, Delaware 5
JMU - Tom Fouhy (Christian McLaughlin), 49:50
UD - Mark Garrity (Kyle Nuel), (74:41)