February 26, 2011

Ninth-Ranked JMU Opens with Win

from press release

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The ninth-ranked James Madison women's lacrosse team scored six of the game's first seven goals and went to beat George Washington 12-5 Saturday afternoon at the JMU Lacrosse Complex.

It was the season-opening game for the Dukes, now 1-0, while GW dropped to 1-3 with its third straight loss.

The Dukes got two goals each from redshirt sophomore Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll), junior Caitlin McHugh (Westminster, Md./Mercy) and junior Monica Zabel (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron).  Zabel also contributed a game-high four assists.

GW got two goals each from redshirt senior Mia Breheny (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) and sophomore Nicole Lacey (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge).

The Dukes out-shot GW 47-13.  JMU goalkeeper redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Menghetti (Media, Pa./Penncrest) finished with three saves, while GW senior goalkeeper Liz Hoffman (Owings Mills, Md./Beth Tfiloh) made 18 stops.

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