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JMU defeats UConn, advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

The James Madison women’s lacrosse team is moving on in the NCAA Tournament.
The James Madison women’s lacrosse team is moving on in the NCAA Tournament.(Courtesy: JMU Athletics)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 9:26 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 10:57 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The James Madison women’s lacrosse team is moving on in the NCAA Tournament.

The Dukes defeated UConn, 14-7, Friday night at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Maryland in a first-round matchup.

Seven different players scored a goal for JMU, led by Taylor Marchetti who finished with four scores on the night. Isabella Peterson, Kacey Knobloch, Tai Jankowski, and Katie Checkosky recorded multi-goal efforts with two goals apiece. Molly Dougherty had seven saves for James Madison while Mairead Durkin was a menace on defense with eight forced turnovers and seven ground balls.

JMU improves to 14-4 overall and has now won 11 straight games. The Dukes advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will meet No. 6 seed Loyola on the Greyhounds’ home field Sunday at 1 p.m. in Baltimore. You can watch the game with an ESPN+ subscription.

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