JMU Men's Soccer Scoreless In Tie At ODU

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 4, 2012 -- Behind a career-high nine saves by redshirt junior goalkeeper Colin Newcity (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg), 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 one of only two CAA teams without a loss in league action. Northeastern, which will host JMU on Saturday, has a 1-0-1 record.

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. Hopkinson 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.

Game Statistics Summary:
Shots: JMU 12, ODU 22
Saves: JMU, Colin Newcity 9 (90:00); ODU, Victor Francoz 5 (90:00)
Corner kicks: JMU 4, ODU 10 is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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