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Stephanie Rose leads Seahawks past Dukes

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Senior Stephanie Rose scored twice in the final 14 minutes to break a 1-all tie and propel UNCW to a 3-1 victory over James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action Thursday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

The Seahawks improved to 9-6-1 overall and 4-3-0 in CAA play while the Dukes slipped to 5-10-0 and 3-4-0 as they saw their brief two-game winning streak come to an end.

With the score tied at 1-all in the 77th minute, Rose put the Seahawks ahead, 2-1, as she headed home a free kick from senior Lindsay Henry just inside the left post.

Rose doubled the Seahawks advantage at the 86:55 mark, using a through ball from freshman Maddie McCormick to get behind the JMU defense and chip the ball past Dukes sophomore keeper Marlee Stynchula for her ninth goal of the season.

Freshman Lindsey Byrne was also credited with an assist on the play.

Earlier in the contest, Henry put the Seahawks up 1-0 at the 23:48 mark as her free kick from 30 yards out deflected off a group of players in the middle of the box and into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

Sophomore Katie Hyland brought the Dukes level in the 50th minute, putting a shot from 10 yards out on the right side past UNCW keeper Caitlin Hunter for her third tally of the campaign.

Hunter made one save for the Seahawks while Stynchula finished the contest with eight stops for the Dukes. UNCW held a 16-11 shot advantage in the contest and enjoyed a 9-8 edge in corner kicks taken.

UNCW will take an eight-day break from competition before returning to action Oct. 19 with a 3 p.m. matinee at CAA-foe Towson. JMU heads to Georgia State Sunday for a Noon kickoff.

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