Omolyn Davis scored both goals on Friday afternoon’s game at Towson. Photo By Peter Flint

Coming off a season in which then junior midfielder Omolyn Davis was named All-CAA and NSCAA All-Region while helping the Mason Patriots to the nation’s top turnaround in wins, Davis spent the summer playing in the United Soccer Leagues W-League.

Helping to lead the Washington Freedom Futures, Davis capped off the summer season being named to the USL’s W-League All-Star team.

Davis has carried such incredible success into the Patriots’ 2010 campaign, leading Mason with nine goals and nine assists.

Her contributions have stretched far beyond the stat sheet, however, as Davis has helped lead the Patriots to an 11-7-1 record this season.

Entering the last regular season game of her college career, Davis had a chance to lead her team to its first CAA Tournament since 2007.

Coming off a thrilling two overtime win on Oct. 24 in which sophomore forward Tiana Kallenberger scored the game-winning goal on an assist from Davis.

On Friday afternoon, Davis and her teammates were in control of their own destiny. A win would mean a step closer to the tournament while a loss would require help from other conference opponents in order to get in.

Davis came up big again in Friday’s win against Towson as she scored both goals in a 2-0 victory. The first goal came at the 29:06 mark in the first half as YEAR Mary Kate Lowry found Davis inside the box for a 25 yard score.

Junior goalkeeper Alex Bodenschatz kept the Tigers in check throughout the game and finished the half with a four save shutout. Davis scored a second time at the 48:50 mark in the second half on an assist from YEAR Kelly Thomas.

Mason will be playing in the CAA Tournament, which will be played at Hofstra University, for the first time since the 2007 season when the Patriots fell to the James Madison Dukes in the opening round. They will play in Friday’s semifinal match at 4:30 p.m. against the Dukes.

The last time the two teams met was back on Oct. 3 in Harrisonburg where the Dukes handed Mason its first Colonial Athletic Association loss of the season, 3-0. In that contest, Mason allowed one goal in the first five minutes and two goals in the final five minutes of the first half.

“It was not one of our better games,” Coach Diane Drake said. “Our energy was good our attacking decisions were not.”

In 27 meetings since 1982, James Madison has been fairly dominant when they have played the Patriots, notching a record of 10-14-3. Mason is also 1-3-1 in the last five meetings with their rival foes.

However, when the two teams square off on Friday afternoon, the slate will be wiped clean.

Both teams will carry an even 0-0 record. And both teams will have to compete this weekend to earn the Colonial Athletic Association championship honors this season.