JMU defender scores for Dukes, too

Published 6:59 pm Monday, September 27, 2010

James Madison’s field hockey squad turned in a 3-0 week with victories over Longwood, Towson and Delaware.

Junior defender Lindsay Cutchins (Lakeland) played a major role in the JMU attack in two of the three victories.


In a 3-2 win over Longwood Wednesday, Cutchins notched two assists. In JMU’s Colonial Athletic Association opener Friday at Towson, Cutchins scored a goal to make it 2-2 early in the second half. JMU went on to a 3-2 victory and Cutchins assisted on the go-ahead goal.

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JMU (6-5, 2-0) finished its in-conference road trip with a 7-1 win over the Fighting Blue Hens Sunday.

Cutchins has four goals and six assists on the season.

JMU hosts two Colonial opponents, Hofstra and Drexel, this weekend.

The JMU vs. Longwood match had Lady Cavaliers on both sides as midfielder Kaity Byrum is a sophomore for the Lady Lancers.

On Saturday in Farmville, there was another meeting of former teammates as Radford (7-3) defeated Longwood (2-7) 3-2. Radford junior defender Lynsey Daughtrey had her second assist of the season.

Byrum has played in all nine of Longwood’s matches with two starts this season. Daughtrey’s started all 10 Lady Highlander matches.

Christopher Newport’s field hockey team prevailed in a pair of easy wins last week, beating Virginia Wesleyan 9-0 on Wednesday and winning 3-0 at Washington and Lee Saturday.

Senior Katelyn Yandle (Nansemond River) scored her team-high seventh goal of the season against Washington and Lee. Yandle’s totaled her seven goals on 15 shots on goal.

Sophomore midfielder Breanne Lowe (Nansemond River) has played in eight of CNU’s matches.

CNU (8-1) is No. 8 in the nation in NCAA Div. 3. CNU plays at Mary Washington Wednesday.

Randolph-Macon moved to 4-0 on the football season with a 48-14 rout over Frostburg State Saturday in Ashland.

Senior cornerback Mark Jackson (Nansemond River) made four tackles for the Yellow Jackets.

The 4-0 mark is RMC’s best start to a season since 1986. The Yellow Jackets travel to Emory and Henry Saturday.