HARRISONBURG, Virginia – Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player-of-the-Year Janey Goodman delivered a match-high 21 kills as James Madison topped visiting UNCW, 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23) on Friday at Sinclair Gymnasium.
The Dukes halted a modest two-match losing skid with the win and improved to 11-7 overall and 3-2 in the league. UNCW, meanwhile, dropped its second straight to fall to 12-5 and 2-3.
"Another late offensive start for us, but I felt the team fought to play scrappy floor defense, which is something we worked on a lot during the week," said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. "Our serving and passing had break downs at crucial times and there needs to be a consistent focus on those things in every match we play."
Nicole Lott and Maddy Kline led UNCW with 15 and 12 kills, respectively. Kline and Anna Moss finished with five blocks apiece.
How it happened: Led by Goodman, JMU finished with 11 more kills than UNCW and out hit the Seahawks, .215-.168.
Notes: Anna Moss returned to the lineup for the first time since Sept. 17 and missed five matches during that span … UNCW was outblocked, 10-9, by the Dukes, marks the third time this season has been outblocked … JMU's Austin finished with 34 digs for match-high honors … For the match, there were 27 ties and 12 lead changes.
Up next: The Seahawks visit William & Mary for a 2 p.m. start on Oct. 9.