Sophomore Alhagi Toure shoots on the goal. Stock Photo

George Mason men’s soccer turned around their three-game losing streak with a win at Towson on Wednesday, and continued their success Saturday night with a win against James Madison on Tuesday.

The Patriots took to the road Wednesday afternoon and, coming off three consecutive losses against VCU, Drexel and William & Mary over an eight-day span.

“We need to get a win,” said Head Coach Greg Andrulis after the William & Mary loss. “We need to score some goals. We need to keep fighting. We just have to get better.”

His team did keep fighting. Down by a goal against the Tigers going into halftime, Mason scored three in a row in a span of just eighteen minutes. Redshirt senior forward Ernesto Marquez started the rally with the first goal, and was followed by redshirt junior defender Mike Foss and freshman forward Hugh Roberts each scoring. Foss’s and Roberts’s goals were their first of the season.

Against the Dukes on Saturday, Mason came out of the gates strong, as junior midfielder Ryan Gracia scored his first goal of the season less than 20 minutes into the game. Marquez stepped up again in the game, involved in each of the three scoring plays, enjoying the action with a goal himself in the forty-first minute.

“On the offensive side Ernesto for sure,” said Andrulis when asked if any player was a catalyst for the Mason’s recent wins. “I thought defensively, [sophomore defender] Chase Miller did a great job.”

Senior forward Victor Freeman, who has been battling a quadricep injury all season, scored the last goal of the night as freshman goalkeeper Sean Cote kept a clean sheet.

“Wednesday, Drexel,” answered Andrulis when asked who the next big opponent was on the schedule. “They’re a much-improved team. They’re a good team, they score a lot of goals, and we want to keep the momentum going, especially in front of the home crowd.”