Yasin Jama, Broadside Correspondent

The George Mason men’s soccer team continues CAA play as they host the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Mason enters the game with an 8-3-1 overall record and a 3-1-1 record in conference play.

Mason has won six of the past seven games, with their only loss coming at home to the Towson Tigers. The Patriots are led by a potent offensive attack from junior forward Victor Freeman. Freeman is among two players that lead the team in goals.

Freeman has four goals, three assists, and 11 points. The other leader in goals is sophomore forward Draymond Washington, who also has four goals, two assists, and 10 points.

However, goalkeeping has been a major key for Mason’s early success this season. Senior goalkeeper Sean Kelley leads the CAA with 43 saves and is second in the league with five shutouts. When Kelley is playing well, the team is tough to beat.

The Patriots will face a very young and struggling Panthers squad, which enters with a 3-5-1 record and a 1-4-1 record in conference play. Two of those three victories were on the road.

Freshman Gimel Gordon is the team leader with three goals and seven points. With the team only having three seniors and 13 freshmen, defense and penalties have been problems for Georgia State.

During their last nine games, the Panthers have been outshot 115-84 by their opponents. Also, the Panthers committed 24 more fouls than their opponents.

Look for the Patriots to take advantage against a very weak Georgia State defense.