Marshall Drops 2-1 Decision to James Madison
Late goal steals the match for the Dukes
Aug 30, 2013
Huntington, W.Va. – A goal in the 83rd minute lifted the James Madison Dukes (2-1-0), 2-1, past the Marshall women’s soccer team (2-1-0) in front of a crowd of 417 at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex Friday.
The match began with three corner kick opportunities by sophomore Jenna Dubs and a shot on goal by senior Casey Walsh. JMU responded to the Herd’s offensive action with a flurry of shots, but the half ended with 0-0 on the scoreboard.
In the 56th minute, sophomore defender Lia Foster tried to contain a high ball in the box but was unsuccessful, resulting in an own goal.
The equalizer came in the 76th minute when sophomore forward Erin Simmons capitalized on a penalty kick. JMU’s keeper, Ellen Forrest (2-1-0), was given a yellow card, resulting in Simmons’ second goal of the season. She led the Herd on the day with three shots, one on-goal.
With seven minutes remaining on the clock, JMU’s Allison Bortell found the net off a corner kick by Allie Bunner. The Herd couldn’t respond and the match ended in the Dukes’ favor, 2-1.
Forrest had the win with one goal against and two saves. Marshall’s Lizzie Kish (2-1-0) faced five shots on goal and made three saves in the losing effort.
James Madison led the Herd in shots (17-8) and corner kicks (6-4).
Next, the Herd hosts the Akron Zips (2-1-0) Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.