Mason men’s soccer goalie Dustin Butcher holds the George Washington Colonials to only one goal on Wednesday’s game. Photo By John Powell

Mason men’s soccer goalie Dustin Butcher holds the George Washington Colonials to only one goal on Wednesday’s game. Photo By John Powell

Men’s Soccer

Mason 3, George Washington 1 – DC College Cup – Sept 1

The Mason men’s soccer team trailed early in the first half after surrendering a penalty kick and earning a red card within 15 minutes of the start of the match.

Despite playing down a man, Mason was able to keep the George Washington Colonials from adding to their lead and went in to half time behind 1-0.

After some halftime adjustments, the Patriots netted a trio of second half goals. Shortly after the 55th minutes, junior midfielder Eber Martinez scored his team’s first goal on a direct kick following a GW foul.

Sophomore forwards Taylor Morgan and Alhagi Toure added scores for the Patriots as Mason escaped with a 3-1 victory.

Mason 1, American 0 – DC College Cup – Sept 4

After a hard fought victory against the Colonials, the Patriots were battle tested and prepared for another tough match up on Saturday afternoon.

The Mason men’s soccer team has finished with the silver medal in each of the last two seasons while playing in the D.C. College Cup but would settle for nothing less than first place this time around.

Senior forward Parker Walton netted his first goal of the regular season on an assist from senior midfielder Brent Brockman to give the Patriots a 1-0 victory against American University.

Walton was named Tournament MVP while senior defender/midfielder Fro Adu, Martinez and redshirt junior defender Eric Zuehsow were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Women’s Soccer

Mason 1, Mount St. Mary’s 1 – @ Mount St. Mary’s – Aug 31

George Mason University’s women’s soccer team fought hard for 90 minutes, then for 20 minutes of extra time, only to come away with a 1-1 draw.

At the 37:43 mark, The Mount saw an opportunity for a shot and scored a goal off Mason’s junior goalkeeper Alex Bodenschatz. They could only hold the lead for a few minutes however.

On a throw-in by sophomore forward Tiana Kallenberger, the freshman defender Abby Zielinski received the ball and sent it to the redshirt senior midfielder Omolyn Davis, who promptly kicked it in.

That goal, at the 46:07 mark, just into the first half, would become the last goal of the game. Neither team could get the victory however, as the score ended in a 1-1 draw.
The match brought Mason’s record to 1-1-1, as they went into the D.C. Invitational over last weekend.

Mason 0, Georgetown 4 – DC Invitational – Sept 4

The Patriots were unable to pull off an upset against No. 22 Georgetown University in their first match up in the D.C. Invitational on Saturday afternoon. It was the Patriots’ first ever loss to the Hoyas with Mason taking the last meeting back in 2006.

Mason had very little opportunity to score in the game as they attempted just one shot on goal in the entire contest, that coming in the second half after going down 3-0.

Mason is 1-2-1 on the year as they looked to bounce back on Monday afternoon when they played American University.