Men’s Soccer Team Hosts CAA Tournament Game Tonight

Posted: November 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The men’s soccer team finished their regular season with a loss at arch-rival James Madison University Friday, but George Mason is set to make a run through the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship this week as it enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Patriots finished the regular season 10-5-5 overall, 4-2-3 in the CAA.

Mason will host No. 6 seed University of North Carolina, Wilmington (10-7-2, 4-4-1 CAA), in the CAA Championship quarterfinals tonight at 7 p.m. at George Mason Stadium. The winner will advance to Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond on Friday to meet No. 2 Old Dominion University (14-2-1, 6-2-1 CAA) in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. The other quarterfinal match-up sends No. 5 College of William and Mary (9-5-4, 4-3-2) to No. 4 James Madison (10-6-2, 4-3-2) tonight, with the winner facing tournament host and top-seeded Virginia Commonwealth University (14-4, 8-1) Friday at 8 p.m. The championship game is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Patriots, ranked sixth in the South Atlantic Region last week, defeated UNC Wilmington, 2-1 in double overtime in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 17. Mason holds an 18-3 advantage in the all-time series with the Seahawks and has won the last four meetings, but UNC Wilmington came out on top in the only meeting between the teams in the CAA Championship with a 3-2 victory in overtime in 1999.

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