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THE VAULT: MASON CLUB SPORTS WEEKLY REPORT November 1-3

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FIELD HOCKEY

It was a busy week for the Mason Field Hockey Club as they started the week by hosting a youth clinic in conjunction with the Great Falls Field Hockey Club. The Halloween themed event was extremely popular with the participants. In addition to hosting the youth clinic, the club was making the final preparations for their "Field Hockey Fights Hunger" fundraiser and tournament scheduled for Sunday on RAC Field. The club partnered with McAllister's Deli in University Mall and was able to collect many non-perishable food items that were donated to the Patriot Pantry and Capital Area Food Bank.

Mason would finish the tournament 0-2-1 on the afternoon, but had some great play by several members. The club closed out the afternoon with a 2-2 tie against Mary Washington University and is excited to see what the spring 2020 season has in store.

WOMEN'S ULTIMATE

This past weekend 15 teams from the region converged on West Campus as the Mason Women's Ultimate Club hosted their annual tournament. The 2-day event was a huge success for the club and they continue to improve with each and every tournament. Mason finished the event 8th overall and narrowly missed advancing by 1 point in an 8-7 loss to UPenn and a 7-6 loss to UMD. Great job ladies!

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FOOTBALL

Mason Club Football played host to the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) on Saturday afternoon, looking to rebound from their loss at Coppin State on October 19th. Mason jumped out early with a pass from QB Basil Hasan to his favorite target, Willie Morrow to put them up 6-0. Pitt responded with 2 quick scores of their own to take the lead 14-6. The Mason defense tightened up and would not allow Pitt to see the end zone for the rest of the afternoon.

The Mason defense was been the key to victory, forcing 4 turnovers in the game and providing a much needed spark for the offense. Hasan would also connect with (WR) Adam Abu-Jamous for 2 touchdowns and run one of his own in for a score. MarQuan Stith (RB) nearly returned a kickoff for touchdown, before be tackled at the 3yd line. Stith would also provide a rushing touchdown of his own in the 34-14 win. Mason looks to close out the 2019 season on Saturday at home against Longwood University in a conference match-up at 2pm on RAC Field.

SOFTBALL

The Mason Club Softball team traveled to Charlottesville, VA on Sunday to face non-conference opponent UVA in a double header. Mason pitchers Shauniece Beasley, Meghan McCormick, and Gaby Borrego combined for 11 strikeouts on the day. Despite the high strike out totals, Mason was unable to put it all together offensively and dropped the series 0-2. The club returns to action this weekend with a home series on Saturday at the Mott Center.

softball

EQUESTRIAN

It was a long weekend for the Mason Equestrian Club as they hosted a 2-day IHSA Show with George Washington University at Frying Pan Park Equestrian Center in Herndon, VA. The annual event was attended by approximately 200 riders across multiple events. Mason was able to secure a 1st place team finish in the Reserve High Point on Sunday. 

CREW

It was a COLD weekend on the water for the Mason Crew Club as they competed in the Head of the Occoquan at Sandy Run Regional Park with teams from UMD, Georgetown, Pitt, Navy, Loyola, VT, LaSalle, UPenn, Catholic, and Carnegie Mellon. The varsity four finished in 3rd place, just off the pace of the 2 Georgetown boats finishing 1st and 2nd. The second Mason varsity 8 had one of their best races of the year, finishing 3rd in their event.

Sandy Run Regional Park

MEN'S ULTIMATE

The Mason Men's Ultimate B-Team traveled to William & Mary this past weekend to compete in their second tournament of the fall semester. The club had an outstanding performance from many of the rookies, including MVP Fabian who was able to pull off several impressive catches and throws. It was a great overall team performance and the club is looking forward to improving in their upcoming practices. Despite traveling with a roster half the size of most teams, Mason was able finish the weekend 2-4 with a minimal point differential. The club returns to campus looking to improve and possibly secure a spot in the developmental regional tournament.

Men's ultimate - b

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

The Mason Women's Volleyball Club traveled to Charlottesville, VA to participate in a tournament hosted by the UVA women's club. The club started off hot, sweeping the Mary Washington's B-team before facing one of the strongest teams in the tournament from Virginia Tech. Mason finished the day 1-4 and will look to rebound at their home tournament on Saturday, November 23.

WOMEN'S RUGBY

The Mason Women's Rugby Club traveled to Towson University on Saturday to compete in the opening round of the Central Division playoffs. Rookie Michaela Hamilton who was competing in her first game opened the scoring for Mason. The scoring would continue for Mason as Madison Short took a ball to the face, which rebounded into the arms of Drea Henry and was returned for a score. Despite tough play, Mason was unable to advance to the next round of playoffs. Overall it was a great season for the women and they look to improve heading into the spring. Congratulations to graduation seniors Tori Melihammer, Maribeth Howser, Lily Bowen, and Alicia Mitchell.

Women's rugby

TENNIS

The Mason Club Tennis team traveled to Cary, NC to compete in the Border Battle this past weekend. It was a highly competitive event with several Mason members winning matches throughout the weekend. The club got off to a slow start against MIT, but was able to rebound against UMBC to secure wins in the men's and women's doubles.

Mason showed up ready to go on Sunday morning against Radford, with Karolina and Abiral winning their singles match. Karolina and Emily out dueled their opponent in a lopsided 6-1 victory in women's doubles. The men's doubles pair of Alex and Amilcar and the mixed doubles pair of Abiral and Emily closed out the match in dominant fashion with victories of their own.

MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

The Mason Men's Ice Hockey Club faced local ACHA D2 rival George Washington University on Friday evening. Despite battling a rash of injuries, Mason was able to put on a great performance only to lose 5-4 in a shootout. Goalie Nate George was able to save 42 of the 46 shots on goal during regulation. The club travels to Pittsburgh, PA for a 2-game series with Duquense University.

Men's ice hockey

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