First-half tally lifts James Madison past UNCG, 1-0
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Christian McLaughlin scored on a 25-yard blast midway through the first half and it held up as the only tally of the night as James Madison recorded its fourth straight shutout with a 1-0 win over UNC Greensboro in men's soccer action Wednesday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
McLaughlin intercepted a ball near the middle of the field and unloaded on a low liner towards the far post. Goalkeeper Peyton Ford got a piece of it, but it tucked just inside of the post for the only goal of the night.
James Madison goalkeeper Ken Manahan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout for the Dukes (4-1-0) and ran his personal shutout streak to 368 minutes in the win. Manahan had two saves in the win.
UNCG (1-3-1) had two outstanding chances in the second half. Thomas Campbell got behind the defense and gathered a through ball about 10 yards from the goal. But he poked it just wide of the far post with 24 minutes to play.
Matt Foxx had another chance about 10 minutes later when he found himself 1-on-1 with Manahan. But Manahan leaped high in the air and snagged the shot that would have just tucked under the cross bar.
UNCG, which had been unbeaten in its last two outings, will return to action on Saturday when they face in-state rival UNC Wilmington for a 7 pm match.
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
James Madison....... 1 0 - 1
UNCG................ 0 0 - 0
1. JMU McLaughlin (unassisted), 33:46
Shots: James Madison 13, UNCG 11. Saves: James Madison 2 (Manahan 2), UNCG 6 (Ford 6). Corner kicks: James Madison 9, UNCG 5. Fouls: James Madison 5, UNCG 8.
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