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Field Hockey Weekly Rewind — Sept. 9

Sep 10, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

CAA Field Hockey Report — Sept. 9

James Madison enjoyed a 2-0 week with wins over Longwood (4-2) and Richmond (2-1, 2 OT) to move to 3-0 on the season. The Dukes are the only league team that is ranked nationally this week, coming in at No. 20 in the NFHCA Week 1 poll. It’s the first time since 2010 that the team is ranked, while the squad’s 3-0 mark is the best start to a season since 2005. Dukes’ junior Loes Stijntjes won Player of the Week honors below for her offensive contributions.

Hofstra (3-1) is riding a three-game winning streak since losing its season opener. The Pride and freshman goalkeeper Carys Swan played well on the road in Connecticut last week, beating Sacred Heart and Yale. Swan allowed just three goals over both games.

Co-Week 2 Tweets of the Week –

@JMU_FieldHockey

“JMU wins! Junior, Loes Stijntjes scores the winning goal with 1:23 left in the second sudden victory period! #JMUDukes”

@HofstraFH1 RT – @HofstraPrideAD

“Three in a row! FH wins 2-1 @ Yale. Congrats @HofstraFH1. Jonel & Charlotte have @HofstraPride goals. #StayFocusedHUFU”

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Loes Stijntjes • James Madison
Jr. | B | Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Helig Hartcollege
-Recorded two goals and added an assist on the game-winning goal in 4-2 victory versus Longwood on Friday.
-Two days later versus Richmond, Stijntjes scored the game-winner in the Dukes’ 2-1, double overtime victory, helping JMU improve to 3-0 on the season — the team’s best start since 2005.
-The Dukes are ranked No. 20 in the Week 1 NFHCA Division I Poll for the first time since they held the same spot in the poll on Sept. 21, 2010.
-She is tied for the CAA lead in goals (4) and paces the league with 3.00 points per game.
 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Carys Swan • Hofstra
Fr. | GK | Kelowna, BC, Canada/Okanagan Mission
-Played all 140 minutes during the Pride’s two games last week, helping HU defeat Sacred Heart (3-2) and Yale (2-1) on the road.
-Allowed just the three goals while registering nine saves overall as Hofstra moved to 3-1 on the season.
-Swan has a 1.67 goals against average (third in the CAA) and a .684 save percentage this year, which also ranks third in the league.
-Has stopped 13 shots and averages 3.25 saves per game.

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