JMU roundup: Dukes top Lancers in women’s field hockey

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FARMVILLE — Four James Madison field hockey players scored in the first half of Wednesday’s match at Longwood to pace the Dukes to a 4-2 win over the Lancers.

JMU improved to a 3-2 overall record, while Longwood slipped to 1-4 overall on the year.

With 8:46 remaining in the first half, junior Taylor Bailey pressured the Lancers and handed the ball off to sophomore Erin Gallivan, who scored the third and decisive goal of the game. It was Gallivan’s first appearance this season and first goal of her career.

The Dukes started hot as Saskia Chelmowski dropped in the first goal of the day just 1:55 into the game, taking the corner stick stop and shot to give JMU the early 1-0 lead.

Six minutes later, junior Taylor Bailey picked up a hard pass from redshirt sophomore Taylor West and punched it into the goal for a 2-0 start to the game.

Freshman Rosalie Becker also scored her first collegiate goal when she wound up from the top of the circle and gave the Dukes a 4-0 lead to take into halftime.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lena Wimmert held Longwood scoreless until the 52:36 mark of the game when Stacey de Grandehomme scored off a direct corner. De Grandehomme posted both Longwood goals on Wednesday, scoring a second time when she collected the rebound off two shots following a corner at the 63:37 mark.

Wimmert was credited with the win in-goal (2-2) after five saves and two goals allowed. Kaye Goulding suffered the loss (1-3) after 10 saves and four goals allowed.

The Dukes outshot the Lancers 17-10 with a 14-7 advantage in shots on goal. In the second half, however, Longwood won the shot battle 7-6, and it is the first time this season JMU has been outshot in a half. The Lancers also posted six of their seven second-half shots over a four-minute span (62:59 – 65:49), scoring once. The seventh shot was the first Longwood goal of the day.

JMU wraps up this four-game road slate on Sept. 15 with a 1 p.m. game at Richmond.

Men’s ‘s soccer

JMU 6, VMI 1

HARRISONBURG — Five different players scored for the James Madison men’s soccer team Wednesday night as the Dukes rolled to a 6-1 win over visiting VMI in a non-conference game at University Park.

Josh Grant scored two goals to help the Dukes improve to 3-1-0 on the season. Jonathan Barden, Bjarki Aðalsteinsson, Karel Manrau and Mike Whitaker all tallied their first goals of the season.

Women’s golf

RICHMOND — James Madison senior Ginger Mak was named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer of the Week after a strong outing at the Golfweek Program Challenge.

Mak finished in a tie for second place after carding a career-low 2-over 215 (72-68-75) on the par 71, 6,038-yard Caledonia Golf Club course. The senior finished four shots behind Campbell’s Tahnia Ravnia (76-69-66=211) and tied with Jacksonville State’s Maya Parsons and Alexandra Prazak of Campbell. Mak’s second round score of 68 marked a career best and tied a school record for a single round as she carded six birdies, one bogey and one double bogey. She has earned a top three finish twice in her career and it was Mak’s seventh career top-10 finish while at JMU. She helped the Dukes capture a third-place finish among 12 teams.

JMU will compete in its second-straight Golfweek-sponsored event, playing in the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Mon.-Wed., Sept. 23-25. The 54-hole tournament will be played at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo.