Men’s Soccer Team Claims Yale Classic Title

Posted: September 12, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Adam Lobene
Junior Adam Lobene scored the game-winning goal against Dartmouth.
Mason Athletics photo

George Mason’s men’s soccer team (3-2-0) claimed the Yale Classic title Sunday afternoon after defeating Dartmouth University (1-1-2) by a score of 1-0 at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Conn. The Patriots went 2-0 at the tournament after claiming a 1-0 overtime victory against host Yale University on Sept. 8.

In the 33rd minute of play, sophomore forward Dan Ames (undecided major) was tripped inside the box, which led to a penalty kick by junior Adam Lobene (business management major). Lobene outsmarted Dartmouth’s goalie and chipped it in the left corner of the net to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead and the eventual game-winning goal. This marks Lobene’s first career goal in a Mason uniform.

Freshman goalkeeper Sean Kelley (marketing major) was named most valuable player of the Yale Classic. Freshman midfielder Irvin Martinez (undecided major), senior defender Fabien Lewis (sports management major) and sophomore midfielder Chris Carroll (marketing major) were named to the 2006 Yale Classic All-Tournament team.

The Patriots will return to action when they face George Washington University on the Colonials’ home field on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.

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