JMU’s Wilson out for the year

Posted: October 18, 2013

From Star staff reports

WINCHESTER — James Madison University head football coach Mickey Matthews said Thursday that junior safety Jeremiah Wilson, a Handley graduate, tore a pectoral muscle against Richmond Saturday and is out for the season.

Wilson — playing his second season for the Dukes after transferring from the University of Maryland — ranks fourth on JMU with 35 tackles. He also had one fumble recovery this season.

The Dukes are 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. JMU is ranked 20th in The Sports Network poll and will resume action Oct. 26 at William & Mary.

VOLLEYBALL

Mountaineers 3, Eagles 0

MADISON — Clarke County lost to Madison County by the scores of 25-13, 25-21, 25-10 in a Bull Run District match Thursday.

The Eagles (4-14, 3-11 Bull Run) were led by Javonna Lansdown (10 kills), Allegra Eyles (four blocks), Jaime Hoggatt (five aces) and Sarah Nelson (nine assists).

FIELD HOCKEY

Hornets 4, Generals 3

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University field hockey team scored a pair of quick goals Thursday night on its way to a 4-3 ODAC victory over visiting Washington and Lee.

Junior Ashley Cross, who finished with three goals, scored those two initial tallies for SU (7-9, 3-2 ODAC) to key the win over the Generals (2-12, 1-4).

After Cross scored unassisted just 2:51 into the game, W&L quickly answered on a Charlotte MacDonald goal at 4:15.

Four minutes later, Cross took a pass from sophomore Presha Merritt and ripped home the goal that put the Hornets on top to stay.

Shenandoah put the game away with two goals in the final four minutes of the first half.

At 30:10, Cross corralled a long pass just above goal line extended, cut to the middle to beat a defender and tapped home a shot from right on top of W&L keeper Sally Curtiss to complete her natural hat trick.

Finally, with one minute remaining, sophomore Alana Meadows took a pass off a penalty corner insertion and lifted a feed right into front of Curtiss on the Generals doorstep. Freshman Alexa Lapp redirected this feed past Curtiss for the Hornets final goal of the half.

Washington & Lee made matters interesting late in the second half with goals from Lindsey Purpura and Maggie Waxter at 63:25 and 65:24, respectively, but were unable to bring the game back to level.

W&L had a 13-12 advantage in shots while SU took nine of the game’s 15 penalty corners.

Senior Sarah Clare had seven saves in 60:21 of action before turning it over to Katelyn Gregory.

The Hornets are back in action on Wednesday night at Eastern Mennonite in a 7 p.m. contest.