Men Tie, Women Fall in Latest Soccer Matches

Posted: September 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s soccer team (2-2-1) engaged in a defensive showdown with Monmouth University (4-1-1) on Sept. 19 in West Long Branch, N.J., earning a scoreless draw with the Hawks.

The shutout is the second of the season for the Patriots. Sophomore goalkeeper Sean Kelley earned the 13th shutout of his two-year career, turning away three shots, including one in the second overtime.

Mason held a slight 6-5 edge in shots in the match, as midfielder Ernesto Marquez fired three shots.

Mason will play its third consecutive road match on Saturday, Sept. 22, traveling to the University of Richmond for a 7 p.m. match.

On the women’s side, the Mason soccer team (4-3-0) lost its second consecutive match, falling to American University’s American Eagles (6-2-0) by a final score of 3-1 on Sept. 18 at George Mason Stadium.

Defense dominated the first half of play as the two teams combined for a mere four shots. Both teams took two attempts in the half with neither team finding the back of the net in the first 45 minutes of action.

In the 52nd minute of play, American’s Krystn Hodge broke through with the game’s first goal. Teammate Kelsey Brasher took a shot that was saved by Mason goalkeeper Kasey Davenport; however, the shot ricocheted off Davenport and rolled right to Hodge, who kicked it into the middle of the net to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Hodge added her second goal of the contest in the 65th minute to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

Mason cut the deficit to a single goal when sophomore Annie Lebherz took a shot that ricocheted off the left post and into the net at the 66:10 mark of the match. American’s Erin Koch tacked on a goal in the 68th minute for the final tally.

The Mason team returns to action on Friday, Sept. 28, when it opens up its Colonial Athletic Association schedule with a 7 p.m. match against Northeastern at George Mason Stadium.

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