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Third Straight Shutout Leads Dukes to Win Over Charlotte

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at La Salle

8/28/2022 | 6 p.m

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Aug 28 (Sun) / 6 pm

at La Salle

History

CHARLOTTE, NC- For the first time in program history, James Madison women’s soccer has opened up a season with three consecutive shutouts, taking down Charlotte, 1-0, on Thursday evening at Transamerica Field.

The Dukes move to 2-0-1 and put together three straight shutouts for the first time since four straight from Sept. 12-23, 2018, while the 49ers fall to 0-2-1.

Sophomore Amanda Attanasi’s goal in the 15th minute was the difference maker for the Dukes, scoring her second goal of the season. Redshirt sophomore Haley Stoup started in goal for her first career start, making three saves to earn the shutout.

How It Happened

  • Defense was the point of emphasis at the beginning of the match, with a JMU corner kick being the only sign of offense from either side through the opening 10 minutes.
  • Charlotte fired the first shot of the match in the 11th minute, with JMU following in the 13th minute off the foot of graduate transfer Hannah Young.
  • Attanasi was able to put the Dukes on the board in the 15th minute on a through ball from Young, beating the 49ers’ goalkeeper and have an open net to put JMU up 1-0.
  • JMU began to apply pressure for the remainder of the opening half, putting up a 7-1 advantage through the first 45 minutes of play.
  • The Dukes continued the pressure in the second half, putting together three corner kicks and a shot from freshman Y-Van Nguyen between the 49th and 54th minutes.
  • Charlotte had their tries at tying the match, as Ariana Maibodi fired back-to-back shots in the 79th and 81st minutes, but Stoup was able to save both.
  • The 49ers had a final attempt in the 87th minute with a corner kick, but the JMU defense was able to keep Charlotte off the board.

Game Notes

  • The Dukes had a 10-4 advantage on corner kicks.

Quoting Head Coach Joshua Walters, Sr.

“It’s an awesome feeling starting the season off with three straight shutouts for the first time in program history and I can’t wait to see what else this team can do this season.”

up next

JMU continues its early road trip in Philadelphia as they take on La Salle on Sunday, August 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm and the game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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