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JMU roundup: Lucas picks up 100th career win in field hockey

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JMU Freshman back Loes Stijntjes scored her first career goal, and the James Madison defense recorded a shutout as Head Coach Antoinette Lucas earned her 100th career win in a 1-0 field hockey victory over Davidson at the JMU Field Hockey Complex on Sunday.

The Dukes won their second straight game to improve to 3-2 on the season while the Wildcats fell to 2-3.

Lucas became the third coach in program history to reach the century mark in wins, joining Christy Morgan and Dee McDonough. Lucas owns a 100-70 career record for a .588 win percentage.

Stijntjes scored the game's only goal to record her first tally of her young career. Sophomore back Dana Allaband and senior midfielder Jenna Taylor each picked up assists.

James Madison's volleyball team hit .286 as a team, including 11 kills each from a trio of players, as it swept Robert Morris 3-0 in the final match of the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday.

JMU needed just 54 minutes to complete the sweep of RMU, winning by set scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-15. The Dukes won their third straight to improve to 4-5 while dropping the Colonials to 3-8 on the year.

Three players recorded 11 kills each to pace the Madison offense. Sophomore middle blocker Lizzy Briones led the way with 11 kills and just one error. She added a season-high six blocks to lead the team. Senior outside hitter Danielle Erb had 11 kills and one error in 24 attempts. She picked up her second double-double of the weekend, adding 10 digs, a season-high five blocks and two service aces. Redshirt senior outside hitter Natalie Abel was the third player with 11 kills. She committed just two errors in 28 attempts.

Junior libero Katie Daorai had a team-high 14 digs, one ace and one assist while senior setter Megan Wiechmann had 38 assists, three digs, a kill and a block.

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