JMU Lax Ladies Defeat ODU on Senior Day

By: JMU Sports Information
By: JMU Sports Information

JMU improved its overall record to 11-5 and its CAA record to 6-1. ODU's record is 4-13 overall and 2-5 in the CAA.

The Dukes finished in a tie with Towson (6-1) for first in the CAA standings, but Towson will be seeded number one and JMU number two in the CAA Tournament due to Towson's regular-season win over JMU. The tournament's number three and four seeds will not be determined until the April 27 Drexel at Hofstra game. Drexel (4-2), Delaware (4-3) and Hofstra (3-3) are in the running for the final two tournament berths.

As the top seed, Towson will host the CAA semifinals and final on May 3 and 5.

In her final home game, redshirt senior Rebecca McLouth (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) handed out a career-high five assists and also scored a goal for JMU. She also led all players with three ground balls. Another senior, Nicole Stiles (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman), had a game-high three draw controls.

The Dukes were led in scoring by three players with three goals apiece: junior Julianne Giles (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), junior Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty), sophomore Steph Finley (Media, Pa./Sacred Heart). The other eight JMU goals were scored by eight different players.

JMU scored on its first three shot attempts as the Dukes jumped out to a 3-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. Giles tallied the first goal, off a pass from senior Kelsey MacDonald (Glyndon, Md./Bryn Mawr), just 39 seconds into the match. McLouth then set up Roguski on back-to-back goals, the first 1:17 into the game and the second with 1:44 elapsed.

The Dukes were up 5-0 before ODU senior Jordynn Collins (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) scored the Monarchs' first goal with 21:27 left in the half. JMU led 8-2 at halftime and in the second period held ODU scoreless while netting nine goals.

JMU's shot advantage was 31-8, and JMU had 15 draw controls to six for the Monarchs. Dukes redshirt sophomore Kaci Starkloff (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air), playing in goal for the second game in a row, made six saves. ODU sophomore goalkeeper Karen Hayde (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) had nine stops.


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