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THE VAULT: MASON CLUB SPORTS WEEKLY REPORT October 7 - 13

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WOMEN'S ULTIMATE

The Women's Ultimate Club traveled to UMBC to take part in a round robin event with UMBC, Towson, John Hopkins, George Washington - B, and Wilson High School this past weekend. It was a very exciting weekend for the club as they collected their first ever 1st place finish while going 5-0 on the weekend. Mason was led by the outstanding performance of Ciara Johnson who recorded a Callahan in their game against GW. According to our insiders, a "Callahan" is a rare achievement in the sport of Ultimate and occurs when you catch the disc in your own end zone when thrown by your opponent. Ciara is one of our few multi-sport athletes and also competes for the Club Softball team. Congratulations on the 1st place finish!

TEAM work makes the DREAM work!

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

The Mason Women's Club Volleyball team visited the "Steel City," Pittsburgh, PA to compete in the University of Pittsburgh Club Volleyball Tournament. Mason was able to bring home a 1st Place finish in the Silver division by taking 2 of 3 games from WVU in the final. "Grace, Elizabeth, and Jendaya were a beast blocking on the net. Our outside hitters Alex and Zimako attacked ferociously against the opposing teams. Our liberos, Alexis and Dally covered the blockers and hitters, and were always ready to pass the ball coming over to our side."

"In any team sport, the best teams have CONSISTENCY and CHEMISTRY." - Roger Staubach
There is always time for team bonding away from the courts.

MEN'S SOCCER

The Men's Soccer Club team traveled to American University on Saturday for a highly anticipated Region 1 match-up with the Eagles. Two early goals from Yusef Monawer and Faisal Bas was enough to withstand the pressure from American University and secure the 2-1 victory.

On Sunday the men played host to visiting Towson University on Field 3. Following a highly contested match-up on Saturday, Mason found themselves trailing 2-1 at the end of the first half to Towson. Niyubahwe Dieudonne put the club on his shoulders, scoring 2 goals in the second half to secure the 3-2 win for Mason and their second win of the weekend.

WOMEN'S RUGBY

Mason played host to GW on Saturday afternoon and was able to grind out a last minute 41-38 victory. Trailing late in the match, you could almost feel a comeback was in store for Mason. Mason never seemed to give up and continued to get stronger throughout the match. Sarah Leuking was named man of the match by the referee. GO MASON!

BASEBALL

Mason Club Baseball played host to Penn State (NCBA - D1) this weekend in their first out-of-conference series this year. It was a slow start in game one for Mason as they failed to score until the 3rd inning and closed out their scoring following a Matt Collins 2-run home run in the 6th. Penn State would jump put early in game 2 to secure the 16-5 win. Chris Coakley was the top offensive performer for Mason, going 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

With Saturday behind them, Mason was able to refocus and the bats came alive. Mason would hit back-to-back home runs in the 5th inning off the bats of Ethan Vancini and Matt Collins to tie the game at 5. Penn State was able to respond with a run of their own in the top of the 6th, however, Mason continued their hot streak at the plate and was able to add 2 runs of their own heading into the final inning. Mason pitcher Jimmy Butler was able to close out the game and secure the 8-6 win.

SWIMMING

OUTSTANDING...what other word describes the performance by the Swim Club this past weekend at the Regional Championships. Mason was quick out of the blocks on day 1 by breaking 4 team records, 12 swimmers made the finals, and 21 nationals cuts were made.

Mason continued their hot streak into Sunday by placing 15 swimmers in the finals, breaking 3 more team records, and 19 additional cuts were made for Nationals. Overall the women placed 6th and the men placed 9th to secure a 7th place overall finish out of 24 teams.

TRAP & SKEET

Trap & Skeet hosted their annual Benefit Shoot this weekend with teams from Westpoint, Vermont, Virginia Tech, and Washington College in attendance. The 2-day event was held off-campus and was able to raise money to support the day-to-day operations of the club. Westpoint had a very impressive showing with shooters regularly reaching scores as high as 99 out of 100. Westpoint finished in 1st place in team Competition.

2019 Mason Benefit shoot

WOMEN'S SOCCER

The Women's Club Soccer team played host to conference leader, University of Maryland on Sunday morning in what turned out to be a very close match-up. Mason has struggled against UMD in the past and was able to hold the Terrapins scoreless throughout the first half. A late second half goal was enough to secure the 1-0 victory for UMD and a first place finish within the conference. This marked the final conference game for Mason and the club has exceeded expectations entering the season. Club leadership is excited to see what the future has in store as they continue to improve and develop as a team.

FIELD HOCKEY

The Mason Field Hockey Club headed to University of Maryland this past weekend for the annual Hoctoberfest tournament. There would be plenty of playing time to go around as the club traveled with a limited roster and subs. Considering the limited roster and availability of subs, Mason was able to pull off ties with Loyola and ODU before falling to the tournament host and powerhouse UMD. The club returns home this weekend to host their first round-robin event with Georgetown and William & Mary.

MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

Men's Ice Hockey returned hoe this weekend to host conference rival Rowan University on Friday and Pitt - Johnstown on Saturday afternoon. The much anticipated matchup with Rowan University was littered with penalties throughout the game. Mason was sparked by the return of leading scored Cam Smith and Shawn Ryan in tight 2-1 victory. Freshman goalkeeper Max Campbell secured his second win in as many tries for Mason and he was awarded the hard hat for his leadership and phenomenal play.

Mason returned home on Saturday evening to host Pitt-Johnstown at PW Ice Center. The club put on a great show for the Potomac Patriots u12 teams that were on hand for Potomac Patriots Night. Cam Smith extended his hot streak by recording another hattrick and putting Mason ahead 5-1 at the end of the 2nd period. Trevor Mack would close out the scoring for Mason on an unassisted goal late in the 3rd period. Mason would give up 2 easy goals to Pitt late in the 3rd period and close out the game with a 6-3 victory. The club will return to action this weekend as they travel to Rowan University and Slippery Rock.

EQUESTRIAN

The Equestrian Club traveled to Baltimore, MD on Sunday to compete in the UMBC- IHSA Show at Goucher University. Rosie Landoll was the outstanding performer for Mason, finishing 1st in her Intermediate Flat class and qualifying for High Point Rider. It was a great team effort as many of the riders placed in their events. Placing 2nd in their respective classes were Caty McVicker, Shannon Flynn, Brittany Groat, Megan Hagarty, and Rosie Landoll. Megan Hagary and Matthew Gentry placed 3rd in their events, while Hailey Delorey and Brittany Groat each secured a 4th place finish.

CREW

The Crew Club hosted the annual Occoquan Chase on Sunday at Sandy Run Regional Park. The event was a huge success, having one of the largest turnouts in club history. University of Virginia had several boats entered in the event and looked for revenge following their loss to Mason in fall 2018. UVA's top 8 was able to stay focused beat the Mason 8 by a full minute, while the UVA Four narrowly edged Mason by a half second over the 17-minute race. You can guarantee both teams will be looking forward to next year.

2019 Occoquan Chase

FENCING

The Mason Fencing Club was one of several clubs competing at the University of Maryland this past weekend. The club traveled to College Park to participate in the UMD - Chaos tournament held at Record Armory. Chris was the outstanding performer on the weekend, placing 1st (Gold) in the Men's Epee. Alyssa placed 7th in Women's Saber; Kevin placed 5th in Men's Epee, and Aly placed 8th in Women's Foil. Overall a great performance for the club and apparently you receive chocolate? Maybe I should consider participating...

Celebrating a great weekend with the team.

UNDERWATER HOCKEY

Underwater Hockey hosted their annual Rookie Tournament on Saturday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. This was a great opportunity for new members of the club to get some playing time and work on fundamentals. The "rookies' played well and should be extremely proud of their progress.

2019 Fall Rookie tournament

TENNIS

The Club Tennis team traveled to Fredricksburg, VA to compete in a 2-day tournament this past weekend, hosted by Mary Washington University. Scores for the event have not been reported.

"Everyone has a DESIRE to win, but only CHAMPIONS have the desire 2 PREPARE." -#teamfearless

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Credits:

Paul Bazzano Austin Dykes