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JMU roundup: Dukes tie nationally-ranked ODU

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NORFOLK -- Behind a career-high nine saves by redshirt junior goalkeeper Colin Newcity, the James Madison men's soccer team battled nationally-ranked Old Dominion to a scoreless overtime tie Wednesday evening.

ODU entered the game ranked 12th by Soccer America and 11th in the NSCAA coaches poll.

JMU improved its record to 4-4-2 overall and 2-0-1 in league play. The Dukes are the only CAA team without a loss in league action.

ODU's record now stands at 7-1-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the CAA. The Monarchs extended their home unbeaten streak to 14 games (12-0-2).

ODU came into the match averaging just over three goals per game and ranked fifth in NCAA Division I in total goals this season. The Monarchs were shut out for the first time this year.

Newcity's saves included a stop with 18 seconds left in the second overtime on a shot by Tim Hopkinson, who leads the CAA and ranks third in the NCAA in scoring.

ODU held a 22-12 advantage on shots for the game, but JMU out-shot the Monarchs 4-0 in the first 10-minute overtime and 6-2 over both overtime periods.

Field hockey

Northeastern 3, James Madison 2, OT

HARRISONBURG -- Senior forward Crystal Poland scored twice, including the game-winner 1:11 into overtime to lift ninth-ranked Northeastern past the James Madison field hockey team at the JMU Field Hockey Complex on Friday night.

Northeastern won for the second time in its last three games to improve to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. JMU lost for the first time in four overtime games, dropping to 6-4 on the season and 1-2 in league play.

Poland paced the Huskies' attack, scoring twice on a game-high five shots. She leads the CAA with 16 goals scored. Forward Lindsay Bennett added a goal and an assist while forward Nicky Graham and defender Kate Carlson each tallied an assist. Forward Deirdre Duke tied Poland for the team lead in shots with five, but just two of them were on goal.

Madison was led by redshirt junior forward Rachel Wein and junior midfielder Amy Goldstein. Both players scored a goal, while Wein led the team with two shots in the game. Sophomore back Dana Allaband added her team-leading fifth assist of the season.

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