HARRISONBURG, Va. – Hofstra University and James Madison University men battled to a 1-1 tie but the Dukes advanced on penalty kicks in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals at Sentara Park Sunday.

James Madison converted four kicks to Hofstra’s three.

In the penalty kicks, each team saw its first attempt saved. Then each of the next three shots were good for both squads. But goalkeeper T.J. Bush stopped Hofstra’s fifth attempt and Fernando Casero followed with a successful conversion for the game-winner.

Third-seeded Hofstra saw its season end at 10-6-3. No. 2 James Madison moved 10-6-3 and will face top-seeded UNCW in the CAA Finals Saturday in Wilmington, N.C.

The score was tied at one at halftime after an opening 45 minutes that saw the Pride accrue 8-4 lead in shots.

The Dukes opened the scoring at 8:35 as Manuel Ferriol scored on a penalty kick following a Hofstra handball in the box. The CAA player of the year put his attempt inside the left post to put James Madison on top.

The Pride answered at 19:53. Storm Strongin passed to Adam Savill, cutting into the left side of the box. Savill sent a pass across to Hendrik Hebbeker on the right side. Hebbeker took a touch before sliding his shot past Bush to tie the score.

The second half saw a few chances for each team, but neither team could break through. Bush made three saves in the second half while Hofstra keeper Alex Ashton had two.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.