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  • The American Dream

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm Comments are Disabled

    Midfielder Daniel Shannon found the back of the net twice as the American Eagles held off the Mason men’s soccer team 2-1 in the D.C. College Cup final. Sophomore forward Draymond Washington scored Mason’s lone goal in the 87th minute, but it was a little too late for Mason (1-1) to extend the game into overtime. Senior goalkeeper Sean Kelley recorded five saves. Washington, along with junior forward Parker Walton, who scored the game-winning goal on Wednesday night’s thriller against the Howard Bison, and freshman defender Ryan Reichmann was named to the All-Tournament Team. Mason will head down to Columbia, S.C. to participate in the adidas Gamecock Classic next week.

  • Turning it Around

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 10:41 pm Comments are Disabled

    Senior middle blocker/opposite hitter Laura Turner committed six errors against the Kent State Golden Flashes last night and added another four service errors against the Cornell Big Red earlier in the day. In the end, Turner powered up for 12 kills while making just one attack error to post a .579 hitting percentage as the Mason women’s volleyball team defeated the Morehead State Eagles 25-18, 16-25, 25-13, 25-15 to win this weekend’s Patriot Invitational title. Mason (5-2) built an early 14-3 lead in the first set, but the Eagles (5-1) rallied to cut the deficit to 21-17. Mason wrapped up the set, winning four of the last five points. Sophomore outside hitter Noelle Fanella recorded five kills in the opening set. The Eagles took the lead in the second set, but Mason fought back several times. Mason did take a 12-11 lead, but a service error from freshman outside hitter/right side Ran Yin sparked a 6-0 run by the Eagles. Mason eventually fell 25-16 in the second set. Mason constructed a double-digit lead in the third set as they compiled three blocks and held the Eagles to a -.061 hitting percentage. The set concluded with a service ace from Turner, […]

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Mason defeats Morehead St. 25-18, 16-25, 25-13, 25-15. Mason M’head St. Kills 47 42 Errors 12 21 Attacks 116 142 Pct. 0.302 0.148 Service Aces 9 9 Service Errors 7 12 Blocks 7 5

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Mason defeats Cornell 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17. Mason Cornell Kills 52 42 Errors 17 28 Attacks 126 138 Pct. 0.278 0.101 Service Aces 4 8 Service Errors 13 7 Blocks 13 10

  • Plus-Minus

    Sports September 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

    The women’s volleyball team had their backs against the wall, trailing 24-22 in the third set to the Kent State Golden Flashes. Winning the next two crucial points and eventually taking the set, the tide shifted in Mason’s favor. Mason cruised through the fourth set, 25-16, and improved their record to 3-2 after winning the fifth set, 15-11. Case for a good win: Mason’s offensive attack emerged in the latter sets, improving their hitting percentage in each of the five sets. Senior outside hitter Rebecca Walter and freshman outside hitter/right side Ran Yin each recorded a team-high 17 kills without the services of junior middle blocker/opposite hitter Holly Goode. Case against: Mason had a total of 16 service errors, four of which came in the fifth set. Senior middle blocker/opposite hitter Laura Turner committed four service errors and was also charged with a team-high six attack errors. 10 of Mason’s 28 total errors came in the first set. Unfortunately, committing unforced errors does not justify this to be a solid win, especially when the Golden Flashes were just a point away from sweeping Mason in three sets.

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports September 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Mason defeats Kent State 19-25, 25-27, 26-24, 25-16, 15-11. Mason Kent St. Kills 71 56 Errors 28 29 Attacks 198 177 Pct. 0.217 0.153 Service Aces 4 0 Service Errors 16 2 Blocks 12 15

  • Griffith Promoted to Auburn

    News1 September 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm Comments are Disabled

    Shawn Griffith was called up to Single-A Short Season with the Auburn Doubledays yesterday and pitched 2-2/3 scoreless innings against the Jamestown Jammers. Griffith came on in the eighth inning and gave up a leadoff double in the 10th, but escaped without any damage done.

  • Point, Set, Match

    Sports August 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm Comments are Disabled

    Women’s Volleyball: Minnesota defeats Mason 25-15, 25-13, 25-14. Mason Minn. Kills 24 38 Errors 19 7 Attacks 84 68 Pct. 0.06 0.456 Service Aces 3 7 Service Errors 9 8 Blocks 2 9

  • Four Moore Years

    News1 August 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

    Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Royals have reached a tentative agreement with General Manager and Mason alum Dayton Moore on an extension through 2014. Moore has made a number of questionable moves, signing right fielder Jose Guillen in 2007 and locking shortstop/right fielder Willie Bloomquist and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to multi-year contracts last year, but he was widely criticized after trading for shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, who holds a major league-worst -17.3 ultimate zone rating. Although Betancourt has kept himself from swinging at pitches out of the strike zone, he has not helped Moore prove his case in acquiring his “huge upgrade.”

  • Mason Goes for an Upset against the Gophers

    Sports August 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

    The women’s volleyball team will battle against the nationally-ranked Minnesota Gophers tonight at the RAC building. Both teams enter tonight’s match having lost their previous matches. Mason won their lone home match against the American Eagles on Friday night. The Gophers are coming off a tough five-set loss to the third-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers after running past the Kansas State Wildcats in their season opener. Junior middle blocker/opposite hitter Holly Goode leads Mason with 35 kills. Mason will be the underdog in the match as they take on the Gophers, comprised of Lauren Gibbemeyer and Brook Dieter.