Men’s Soccer Looks to Defend CAA Champion Title This Season

Posted: July 28, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: July 28, 2009 at 7:11 am

After capturing the CAA Championship last season, the Mason men’s soccer team has its sights set on capturing the crown for the second consecutive season in 2009. The last time the Patriots strung together multiple conference championships was during the three-year span of 1984-86.

To capture its second consecutive conference championship and sixth in the history of the program, Mason will have to navigate a schedule that includes 18 regular-season matches, including seven nonconference opponents.

The nonconference schedule includes a rematch of last year’s NCAA Tournament Second Round Match against the defending national champion, the Maryland Terrapins. The rematch is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29, at George Mason Stadium.

“We are excited about the 2009 season, especially with the caliber of our schedule,” says Mason men’s soccer head coach Greg Andrulis.

“In addition to our tremendous conference games and a chance to defend our title, we are looking forward to a terrific home schedule. Having the defending national champions, the University of Maryland, on campus should give the local soccer community an opportunity to once again visit our tremendous facility and see top quality soccer.”

The schedule follows.

Exhibition Games
Aug. 16: vs. GREEN AND GOLD, Fairfax, Va., 3 p.m. ET
Aug. 22: at Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Aug. 26: at UMBC, Baltimore, Md., 1 p.m. ET

D.C. College Cup
Sept. 2: American vs. George Washington, Fairfax, Va., 5 p.m. ET
vs. HOWARD, Fairfax, Va., 7:30 p.m. ET
Sept. 5: Howard vs. George Washington, Fairfax, Va., 5 p.m. ET
vs. AMERICAN, Fairfax, Va., 7:30 p.m. ET

adidas Gamecock Classic

Sept. 11: vs. Presbyterian, Columbia, S.C., 5 p.m. ET
Sept. 13: at South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 2:30 p.m. ET

Regular Season
Sept. 19: at Richmond, Richmond, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Sept. 23: vs. LONGWOOD, Fairfax, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Sept. 26: at VCU*, Richmond, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Sept. 29: vs. MARYLAND, Fairfax, Va., 8 p.m. ET
Oct. 3: at William & Mary*, Williamsburg, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 7: vs. TOWSON*, Fairfax, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 10: at James Madison*, Harrisonburg, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 14: vs. DELAWARE*, Fairfax, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 17: vs. NORTHEASTERN*, Fairfax, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 21: at Hofstra*, Hempstead, N.Y., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 24: vs. GEORGIA STATE*, Fairfax, Va., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 27: at Drexel*, Philadelphia, Pa., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 31: at UNC-Wilmington*, Wilmington, N.C., 7 p.m. ET
Nov. 7: vs. OLD DOMINION*, Fairfax, Va., 7 p.m. ET

CAA Championship
Nov. 13: Semifinals*, TBA, TBA
Nov. 15: Championship Match*, TBA, TBA

NCAA Championship
Nov. 20: First Round Matches, TBA, TBA
Nov. 21: First Round Matches, TBA, TBA

*Conference event

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