Field hockey tops No. 16 William & Mary in close fashion

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18 Sep (Sun.) / 1:00 p.m.



HARRISONBURG, Va.- Senior Eveline Zweger The first-quarter goal made the difference as James Madison outscored William & Mary, 1-0, on Friday night at JMU Field Hockey Complex.

The Dukes improve to 4-3, winning their last two contests. The Tribe is 5-2 with two games to go before the Colonial Athletic Association competition begins.

Zwager buried a shot on a rebound less than five minutes into the first quarter for what turned out to be the game-winner. Junior brandelynnheinbaugh He started for James Madison and made a save when the defense thwarted the William & Mary offense.

As a step

An older shot Diede Remijnse from a corner was initially saved before Zwager pounced on the loose ball to score the score at 10:23 of the first quarter. Both teams saw a player earn a card early in the second, but neither could capitalize. William & Mary’s offense stayed in check in the first half, failing to produce a shot. James Madison applied heavy offensive pressure in the final period with six shots and four corners.

game notes

The Dukes maintained the advantage in shots (11-2), shots on goal (9-1) and penalty corners (6-2). James Madison has a 40-24-6 record against William & Mary since 1974. JMU has triumphed over the Tribe in three straight meetings, two of which were shutouts (1-0, Sept. 16, 2022; 4-0 , March, 19). , 2021). The Dukes have shut out opponents in two straight games since last season when they shut out No. 20 Delaware (4-0, Oct. 15) and Temple (2-0, Oct. 17). James Madison has allowed one goal in the last 12 quarters of competition. The only goal was scored by No. 5 Louisville in the third quarter on September 9. Zwager’s goal was the seventh of his career and the first of the season.

Quoting the head coach christian morgan

“James Madison field hockey came to play tonight,” Morgan said. “When we come to play and everyone is fully engaged, supporting each other, helping each other, finishing at both ends, we are a great team. Everyone was involved, the bench was engaged and everyone was ready when we put in substitutions. Super proud of this team, not just because we won, but because we played the style of hockey that JMU wants to play and is known for. It’s aggressive, dynamic, connected hockey.”

Until next time

The Dukes will stay home to host the No. 12 Liberty on Sunday, September 18. The game is scheduled for 1 pm and will air on ESPN+. After the game, there will be an autograph session on the court.