WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team will continue Colonial Athletic Association play when it travels to James Madison on Wednesday in a match scheduled for 7 p.m. The College looks to keep its momentum going after registering an upset victory at No. 8-ranked Old Dominion last week. Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats. Live video of the match can be found at JMUSports.com free of charge upon registration.
Scouting the Tribe
The Green and Gold travels to Harrisonburg, Va., with an overall record of 3-9-3 and a CAA mark of 1-4-2. However, the Tribe knocked off No.8-ranked Old Dominion, 2-1, in its last outing. Sophomore Marcus Luster netted the equalizer against Monarchs in the 65th minute, while freshman Ryan Flesch shelved the game-winner in the 87th minute, giving the College a 2-1 victory. For the year, senior Ben Anderson leads W&M with eight points on two goals and four assists. Luster has tallied six points on three goals, while sophomore Chris Albiston has netted two goals.
Scouting the Dukes
JMU entertains the Tribe on Wednesday night with an overall record of 6-5-3 and a CAA ledger of 4-1-2. Last weekend, the Dukes secured a, 2-1 road victory at George Mason behind sophomore Josh Grant's game-winner in the 75th minute. Senior Paul Wyatt leads JMU with six goals and one assist, while Grant has netted five scores and one helper.
News and Notes:
- On Monday, freshman Ryan Flesch was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after the Manassas, Va., native scored the game-winning goal in W&M's 2-1 victory at No. 8 Old Dominion. With the match tied at 1-1 in the 87th minute, Flesch went unassisted and blasted home the difference maker into the upper right corner of goal from the left side of the box.
- Wednesday's match will be the 48th meeting between the College and James Madison, as JMU leads the all-time series, 21-18-8. However, the Green and Gold owns the aggregate goals advantage, 70-64. Last season, JMU squeaked past the College, 1-0, in Williamsburg.
- Last week's upset victory at Old Dominion was the College's fist triumph over a top-10 opponent since the Green and Gold defeated No. 5 SMU, 3-2, in last season's opener.
- On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Tribe will close out its regular-season home slate with a match against defending CAA champion Delaware for senior night. Kickoff from Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.