Goudswaard's Overtime Goal Sends Dukes to CAA Championship Game

November 03, 2001
By ODU Athletics

Nov. 3, 2001

NORFOLK, VA -- James Madison's rookie midfielder Veerle Goudswaard used a break away up the middle and eluded the William and Mary keeper for an open net shot along the right side to send the Dukes to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Field Hockey Championships with a 2-1 double overtime win over the Tribe. James Madison, the second seed, will face top seeded Old Dominion in the championship game at 1:00 p.m.

The Tribe's Kelly McQuade gave William and Mary an early 1-0 lead at the 26:42 mark in the first half. Jordan Steele assisted on the goal that came off the penalty corner. The Dukes however battled back to tie the score with 8:39 remaining until the half as Traci Forchetti, on the assist from Janelle Perlis, put James Madison onto the board. Both teams entered the half deadlocked at 1-1.

It was a back and forth battle on the field as neither James Madison or William and Mary were able to take the lead for a scoreless second half and 15 minute, 7-on-7, overtime session. Goudswaard took off up the middle causing the Tribe's goalkeeper Claire Miller to come out of the net to try and stop the oncoming surge, but the Dukes' midfielder quickly turned to her right to find the open shot with 11:59 remaining in the second overtime.

James Madison outshot the Tribe 12-11 while the Tribe held the advantage in penalty corners, 15-5. The Tribe's Miller made six stops in net, while the Duke's Kiernan Raffo recorded nine saves.

The Dukes will face Old Dominion, who defeated fourth seeded Virginia Commonwealth 7-1 in the first semi-final match-up, on Foreman Field at 1:00 p.m.


SCORING SUMMARY:

#2 JMU 1 0 0 1 - 2 #3 WM 1 0 0 0 - 0

WM 26:42 (1st) Kelly McQuade (Jordan Steele) JMU 8:39 (1st) Traci Forchetti (Janelle Perlis) JMU 11:59 (2OT) Veerle Goudswaard

Shots: JMU: 12 WM: 11 Saves: JMU: 9 WM: 6 Corners: JMU: 5 WM: 15

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