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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.
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.
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