Dukes believe they can repeat as national champs

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The James Madison women's lacrosse team believes it can repeat as national champions as the Dukes are preparing to play in the NCAA Tournament.

"There's 100% belief, especially with how well we played on Sunday," said senior attacker Hanna Haven. "If we play like that every game, I don't see us losing anytime soon."

The Dukes, who won the 2018 national title, enter the 2019 NCAA Tournament on a nine-game winning streak. JMU defeated Hofstra, 13-3, Sunday afternoon to claim the program's third straight CAA Tournament title.

JMU will meet Stony Brook in the first round Friday at 4 p.m. in College Park, Maryland. The winner advances to play No. 1 overall seed Maryland on Sunday.