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Hammaker's OT Goal Lifts Drexel Past James Madison, 1-0

Philadelphia - Freshman Megan Hammaker's goal with 2:04 left in the first overtime gave Drexel a 1-0 win against James Madison on Friday night at Vidas Field. The win evened Drexel's record at 3-3-1 in CAA play, while the Dukes, who entered the match in second place in the CAA, fell to 4-3 in conference play.

Hammaker's OT Goal Lifts Drexel Past James Madison, 1-0

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Philadelphia - Freshman Megan Hammaker's goal with 2:04 left in the first overtime gave Drexel a 1-0 win against James Madison on Friday night at Vidas Field. The win evened Drexel's record at 3-3-1 in CAA play, while the Dukes, who entered the match in second place in the CAA, fell to 4-3 in conference play.

Hammaker took a feed from Jenna Lindsay, turned and fired a shot from about 15 yards away, into the upper right corner past the outstretched JMU (7-6-2) goalkeeper Kate Courter. It was Hammaker's third goal of her rookie season and the second game-winner for the Camp Hill product. Lindsay, who picked up her second assist of the year, had a chance to end it just a minute earlier, but her header went wide after a nice cross hit her just 10 yards out in front of the net.

Drexel (5-7-3) and JMU played a fairly even second half and neither team had many chances in the final 45 minutes of regulation. Sam Greenfield had one of the few decent opportunities to score with just under four minutes to play, but her shot from 30 yards away went just high and wide.

Drexel played well in the first half but was unable to get on the board. The Dragons outshot James Madison, 8-5, and had the best scoring chance of the half. Jess Lowinger fired a shot from just outside the box that Courter leaped to deflect over the crossbar.

The Dragons outshot the Dukes, 21-12, in the match. Drexel keeper Eve Badana picked up her second shutout of the season, but was forced to make only three saves as the Dragons' defense did a good job of limiting JMU's scoring opportunies. Courter made five saves for JMU.

Drexel returns to Vidas Field on Sunday for Senior Day. The Dragons host VCU at 3 p.m. It will be the last home match for seniors Sara Clair, Katie Duncan, Ashley Klun, Jenna Lindsay and Rachael Sheridan.

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