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A "golden goal" by sophomore Katie Hyland late in overtime gave host James Madison (7-10-0, 5-4-0) a 2-1 win over league-leading Delaware (9-7-0, 6-3-0) in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer Thursday evening at University Park.
Freshman Rachel Ivey found Hyland with a pass to the right corner of the 18-yard box, and Hyland sent a low shot into the far corner of the goal with 1:54 left in overtime.
The Blue Hens outshot JMU 17-6 and had several near misses in regulation, but JMU prevailed to stay alive in the race for one of the CAA's six playoff berths.
Delaware netted the game's first goal after junior Chelsea Duffy connected on a shot from just outside the 18. After receiving a pass from the left from freshman Maddy Parker, Duffy sent a low shot past a diving sophomore goalkeeper Marlee Stynchula and into the left corner of the goal. The score came in the 25th minute.
Just before halftime the Dukes drew even on a goal by senior Amalya Clayton. Redshirt senior Kelly Germain started the play with a pass to Clayton on the right flank. Clayton dribbled about 10 yards, then chipped a ball from 22 yards that sailed over junior goalkeeper Jessica Levy and into the far corner of the goal. Clayton's goal was scored with 3:51 remaining.