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James Madison used a 16-save performance by Jen Corradini and a 5-0 run to close out the first half and take a 6-3 lead at the break, and then the Dukes held on for the win in NCAA first round action today. The Dukes (11-8) advance to the NCAA quarterfinals where they will face Maryland. The Cavaliers (11-7) end their season despite a four-goal contribution by Lauren Aumiller (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep).

The Cavaliers jumped on top, taking a two-goal lead on tallies by Lauren and Jill Hansen (Killington, Vt./Woodstock). After JMU hit a pipe on a shot, the Cavaliers transitioned downfield where Lauren worked her way around the arc for the score. Ten minutes later Tiffany Schummer (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) picked off a Madison pass in the arc and started a clear that was converted as Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s) hit Hansen streaking to the cage, forcing the Dukes to take a timeout. From there the Dukes went on a 6-1 run to take command of the game.

Gail Decker scored on a crease roll to put the Dukes on the board, but Aumiller answered with more work in the arc after Courtney Muller (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) won the ensuing draw. JMU’s Mindy Leher scored on a drive to the cage just over a minute later, and Decker scored again just over a minute after that. Madison won the ensuing draw and Michelle Zurfluh drove to the cage, scoring to give the Dukes a lead they would not relinquish. Leher scored again at the 4:25 mark. The Cavaliers won the next draw but Corradini’s save with 30 seconds to play started a Duke clear that was finished as Zurfluh drew a shooting space foul with seven seconds left in the half. She converted the 8-meter for a 6-3 lead at the break.

Virginia opened up the scoring in the second half with a crease roll by Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown), but Lisa Staedt scored and then assisted to push the margin up to four. Muller caused another turnover on the next Madison possession and started a transition that was again completed by Lauren with work in the arc. The Dukes scored two more goals to push the margin up to 10-5, but Caitlin Banks (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) rolled the crease with 6:15 to play to answer back for Virginia. Decker’s free position with 2:42 to play pushed the margin back to five, but the Cavaliers scored the final two goals of the game to pull close. Gina Sambus (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) broke a Dukes clear and Haas scored with 2:22 to play to pull back within four. After Corradini made her 16th save of the game, she was called for a crease violation and the ball was awarded to Banks with Corradini out on the goal line extended. Banks fed Lauren, who deposited the ball in an empty net with nine seconds to play for the final goal of the game.

Linescore	1	2	F
James Madison 6 5 11
Virginia 3 5 8

Scoring summary:
time school goal (assist) V-J
22:36 V Lauren 1-0
12:47 V Hansen (Hook) 2-0
11:01 J Decker 2-1
10:02 V Lauren 3-1
8:57 J Leher 3-2
7:09 J Decker (Molloy) 3-3
6:38 J Zurfluh 3-4
4:25 J Leher (Molloy) 3-5
0:05 J Zurfluh (FP) 3-6
27:31 V Haas 4-6
19:08 J Staedt (FP) 4-7
13:01 J Decker (Staedt) 4-8
11:51 V Lauren 5-8
9:00 J Sappington 5-9
7:10 J Leher (Zurfluh) 5-10
6:15 V Banks 6-10
2:42 J Decker (FP) 6-11
2:22 V Haas 7-11
0:09 V Lauren (Banks) 8-11

Scoring: Goals: UVA: Lauren 4, Haas 2, Banks, Hansen
JMU: Decker 4, Leher 3, Zurfluh 2, Sappington, Staedt
Assists: UVA: Hook, Banks
JMU: Molloy 2, Zurfluh, Staedt

Goalies: UVA (McCarthy 10 saves, 11 GA, 60 mins)
JMU (Corradini, 16 saves, 8 GA, 60 mins)
Shots: UVA 30, JMU 25
Draws: UVA 11, JMU 10
Ground balls: UVA 27, JMU 12
Caused TO's: UVA 12, JMU 4
Turnovers: UVA 12, JMU 15
Fouls: UVA 13, JMU 7
Clearing: UVA 17-20, JMU 21-23

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