Men’s Soccer Extends Win Streak to Seven

Posted: October 3, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Chris Carroll
Chris Carroll scored two goals in the win against Georgia State.
Mason Athletics photo

The George Mason men’s soccer team needed fewer than two minutes to score on Sunday, and they never looked back as sophomore midfielder Chris Carroll scored a pair of goals. The Patriots won their seventh-straight match, downing Georgia State University, 3-1.

The Patriots (8-2-0, 4-0-0) remain unbeaten in Colonial Athletic Association action and have their longest winning streak since taking nine straight in 1998.

Carroll scored just 1:25 into the match, an unassisted goal that went into the lower left corner of the net. Mason managed just three shots in the first half, making the most of their opportunities. Georgia State took eight shots in the first half but couldn’t put any past Mason freshman goalkeeper Sean Kelley.

The game remained without a second goal for more than 60 minutes until senior midfielder Josh Fleming scored in the 62nd minute. Fleming got past the defense and made the most of his one-on-one opportunity with the Georgia State goalkeeper for a 2-0 lead.

Georgia State (1-9-0, 1-3-0) did not fall apart, however, and scored at the 65-minute mark. It was only the third goal allowed by Kelley during Mason’s winning streak.

The Patriots added an insurance goal in the 86th minute. This time, Fleming found Carroll, who beat the Georgia State goalkeeper one-on-one, again to the lower left corner of the net. With the two goals, Carroll takes over the team lead with three goals on the season.

The Patriots will put their win streak on the line on Friday, Oct. 6, when they take on the Blue Hens of the University of Delaware (3-4-2, 1-3-0) at George Mason Stadium. That match is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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