JMU roundup: Angel garners CAA honor

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RICHMOND – Redshirt-freshman attacker Betsy Angel earned conference women’s lacrosse Rookie of the Week honors for her play against No. 14 Virginia and No. 2 Maryland, the Colonial Athletic Association announced Monday.

This is the first CAA honor for Angel and the fifth weekly honor to a member of James Madison lacrosse.

Angel got her first collegiate start on Saturday against Maryland. Overall this week, she scored three times on five shots, including a behind-the-back goal against the Terrapins. She also tallied three assists to notch six points over the last two games, tied for the second-most for JMU during that span.

On the season, Angel has tallied five goals on nine shots, all on goal. She also has three ground balls on the year.

The Dukes continue play at home Wednesday with a midweek tilt against Richmond. Action starts at 6 p.m. at University Park.

Men’s golf

WILLIAMSBURG — The James Madison men’s golf team jumped five spots to move into third after 36 holes of the 2014 Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate on Monday.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by William & Mary, is being played at the Kingsmill Resort – River Course (Par 70 – 6,765 yards).

James Madison shot a 2-over 282, the second best team round of the day, to sit at 17-over 577 through the first two rounds. Texas Tech is the 36-hole leader at 6-over 566 after a 2-under 278 in the second 18. Eastern Michigan is second at 14-over 574, three shots ahead of the Dukes. Radford is currently fourth at 18-over 578, with UNCG in fifth at 19-over 579. Just 10 shots separate second from eighth in the current standings.

Junior Trey Smith was one of three JMU players to shoot an even-par 70 and is tied for eighth at 2-over 142. Senior Tucker Koch and freshmen Ryan Cole and Poom Pattaropong are tied for 20th at 5-over 145. Koch and Pattropong each shot even-par 70s in the second round, while Cole had a 2-over 72. Junior Jon Weiss is currently tied for 83rd at 14-over 154.

Radford’s Ryan Rettberg, a Skyline High School graduate, shot a 3-under 67 and is the two-round leader at 4-under 136, two shots ahead of Clement Sordet of Texas Tech and UNCG’s Carter Jenkins at 2-under 138. Texas Tech’s Matias Dominguez is the only other player under part at 1-under 139.

Weather permitting, the final round will be a single-wave shotgun start, with Madison going off at 8:45 a.m. from No. 1-4. To attempt to get the round in before the weather hits, the waves will be five teams as JMU will be playing with Texas Tech, Eastern Michigan, Radford and UNCG.