WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Senior forward Serenity Waters scored a goal and added an assist as UNCW earned its first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season, a 3-0 victory over James Madison at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Thursday evening.
The win upped the Seahawks’ record to 5-6-2 overall with a 1-1-1 mark in the CAA. James Madison, meanwhile, suffered its first league loss of the season and dropped to 7-5-0 overall and 2-1-0 in league play.
Sophomore Dominique Martinez opened the scoring for the Seahawks in the 26th minute when she converted a crossing pass from Waters to score her second goal of the season.
Just under 10 minutes into the second half, freshman Molly McGarry extended the advantage to 2-0 when she posted her team-leading fifth goal of the season on a free kick past redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Miller.
Waters added an insurance goal with 4:07 remaining when she received a pass from freshman Dixon Veltri and lobbed a shot over Miller that rolled into the goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Schneider posted four saves in the victory to record her third shutout of the season.
Miller fashioned three saves for James Madison, which was outshot by a 12-8 margin.
? UNCW earned its second win in the last three meetings with James Madison. In addition, the Seahawks have won the last three encounters against the Dukes in Wilmington (2012, 2015, 2017).
? Waters became the 10th player in UNCW women’s soccer history to record 50 career points. She also become the ninth player in program history with 20 or more career goals.
? Waters also moved into a tie for 10th place on the Seahawks’ all-time list with her 12th career assist.
? Veltri picked up the first point of her college career with the assist on Waters’ goal in the 86th minute.
? The Seahawks are now 4-1-1 at home this season and have outscored their opponents by a 10-5 margin on their home field.
? UNCW posted two or more goals for the fourth time this season. The Seahawks are now 19-0-2 in their last 21 games when scoring two or more goals.
Up Next: The Seahawks head to the Mid-Atlantic Region for a 1 p.m. CAA contest at Delaware.
College Women’s Soccer: UNCW 3, James Madison 0
James Madison 0 0 - 0
UNCW 1 2 - 3
Goals: JMU – n/a; UNCW – Dominique Martinez (25:26), Molly McGarry (54:54), Serenity Waters (85:53). Assists: JMU – n/a; UNCW – Serenity Waters, Dixon Veltri. Saves: JMU – Olivia Miller 3 (90:00, 3 goals allowed), TEAM 1; UNCW – Sydney Schneider 4 (90:00, 0 goals allowed). Shots: JMU – 8; UNCW – 12. Corner Kicks: JMU – 6; UNCW – 5. Attendance: 799.
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