No. 19 James Madison Blanks the Blue Hens in Second Half

Notes: JMU's Casey Ancarrow's goal gave her a career total of 151. She moved from sixth place to tied for fifth place on JMU's goals list, sharing that spot with Megan Riley ('99).

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HARRISONBURG, Va. – Delaware was unable to find the back of the net in the second half Friday evening as the Blue Hens fell, 8-4, to No. 19 James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association action.

“JMU is a good team,” stated Delaware head coach Kateri Linville. “They got an early jump on us in the first 10 minutes, but our team battled back to tie the first half. We had opportunities in the second half, but we came up short. We will learn from this loss quickly because we have another game Sunday.”

Sophomore Caitlin McCartney led UD (6-5, 0-2 CAA) with one goal, one assist, one groundball, one draw control and one caused turnover.

Freshmen McKenzie Rafferty and Abigail Wheble each posted a team-best three groundballs while Rafferty added a goal for Delaware.

Juniors Chelsea Fay and Bridget Burns also saw a goal and draw control for the Blue Hens. Burns added a groundball in the effort.

James Madison (7-4, 2-0 CAA) saw two goals from Jaci Gordon, who came off the bench for the Dukes. Amanda Mathews tallied a game-best four groundballs while Nicole Stiles controlled a game-high four draws.

JMU got on board first, scoring three straight goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game. Delaware responded with a goal from Fay at the 20:15 mark before eventually tying the game at 4-4 going into halftime.

The Dukes quickly took the 5-4 lead to start the second at the 27:28 mark and both teams remained scoreless for the next 15-plus minutes.

Casey Ancarrow collected her 33rd goal of the season with 11:27 remaining to give JMU a 6-4 lead. Two goals in the remaining 30-seconds of the game shut the door for the Dukes in the 8-4 victory.

Alex Zaugra registered four saves in 60:00 minutes of action for the Hens while Schylar Healy picked up 11 saves in 60:00 for the Dukes.

Delaware continues CAA play in Virginia as the Blue Hens travel to George Mason for a 1:00 p.m. contest Sunday.

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