May 5, 2011

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Lane's Four Goals Lead JMU Past W&M

from press release

TOWSON, Md. – Junior attacker Ariel Lane (Vero Beach H.S./Vero Beach, Fla.) scored four goals to lead second-seeded and 11th-ranked James Madison University (14-3) to its fifth straight win, an 11-9 victory over the College of William & Mary (10-7) in the semi-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Lacrosse Championship at Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Thursday evening.

The Dukes, who are the defending CAA champions, will face top-seeded Towson (11-6) in the CAA Championship Game on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. The CAA champion receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

The Dukes used goals from Lomady and junior attacker Monica Zabel (Mount Hebron H.S./Ellicott City, Md.) to take a 2-0 lead just five minutes into the first half.
After the teams traded goals twice, Lane tallied her second goal of the first half with 10:07 remaining to give James Madison a 5-2 lead.

But, the Tribe answered with three straight goals, including a pair of goals from senior attacker Ashley Holofcener (St. Paul's School/Baltimore, Md.), to tie the game at 5-5 with 6:34 left in the first half.

Junior attacker Monica Zabel (Mount Hebron H.S./Ellicott City, Md.) scored an unassisted goal with a minute left to give the Dukes a 6-5 lead at the intermission.

Freshman attacker Taelor Salmon (St. Stephens and St. Agnes H.S./Fort Washington, Md.) tied the game just 58 seconds into the second half, but the Dukes scored four straight goals to take a 10-6 lead with 15:53 remaining in regulation.

Senior midfielder Grace Golden (Sacred Heart Academy/Manhasset, N.Y.) and sophomore attacker Kyrstin Mackrides (Villa Maria H.S./Newtown Square, Pa.) scored back-to-back goals in a 56-second span to narrow the Tribe's deficit to 10-8 with 14:19 left. But, Lane sealed the victory with 9:01 left when she scored off a feed from Zabel.

While Lane paced James Madison with four goals, Lomady added two goals and two assists.
Golden, the CAA Player of the Year, tallied two goals with two assists while Mackrides scored a team-high three goals.

The Tribe outshot the Dukes by a 22-21 margin and had an 11-10 advantage in draw controls


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