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THE VAULT: MASON CLUB SPORTS WEEKLY REPORT September 23-29

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FOOTBALL

Mason will look to rebound this weekend as they travel to Pittsburgh, PA following their 39-18 loss to Williamson on Saturday. Mason trailed 27-18 entering the half and was unable to find their rhythm in the second half. The Mechanics would finish the game on a 12-0 run as Mason moved to 1-1 on the season. The club has a big task at hand this weekend in Pittsburgh, as they take on former NCFA National Champion, the Oakland Grizzlies. Kickoff is set for 4 PM as part of the annual NCFA Kickoff.

NCFA All-American linebacker Jack Riegal recovered a fumble by the Mechanics and returned it 35 yards for the first Mason TD of the afternoon.
Basil Hassan (QB) connects with Willie Marrow (WR) for their second touchdown of the game.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

The Mason Men's Club Volleyball team traveled to Liberty University this past weekend to take part in their first competition of the season. Justin Graziani had an outstanding performance against UVA, leading the way with an impressive six-point serving run. A lack of numbers this weekend allowed new members to get valuable reps, providing them a good first taste of collegiate club volleyball.

Gnorman the Club Sports Gnome ensuring everyone is properly hydrated.
What do you think of the new jerseys?
I think that referee may be a little biased...?

MEN'S ICE HOCLEY

Men’s Ice Hockey traveled to Lehigh University this past weekend in one of their tougher match-ups of the season. Lehigh got out to a quick start, scoring 3 goals in the first 5 minutes. Mason began to push back closing the score 4-2. Injuries and a short bench proved to be too much for Mason to overcome, as Lehigh was able to resist their efforts and secure the 10-5 victory on their home ice. The coaching staff was able to get many of the new players significant playing time in the third period which will hopefully add depth throughout the lineup over the course of the season. The men have little down time as they travel to Penn State - Berks on Friday and will return home on Sunday evening to face Towson University @ 8PM at the PW Ice Center in Dale City, VA.

RUNNING

The Running Club traveled to Penn State University on Saturday to take part in the Nittany Lion Invitational. The women competed in a 6k race scheduled for 10AM against teams from Penn State, Princeton, Pitt, and UMBC. Penn State would hold on to overall team victory on their home course, but Mason had several great accomplishments on the afternoon. On the men’s side, Asian Azar went on to finish 3rd out of 165 runners and teammate David Blakeslee would finish the afternoon in 15th place. Congratulations to both the men and women for their strong showing!

Congratulations to the men as they finished the afternoon in 6th place!
GO MASON!

MEN'S LACROSSE

The Men's Club Lacrosse team traveled to Bel Aire, MD this past weekend to compete in the Chesapeake Cup featuring many top teams from the region. The men would finish the weekend with a record of 2-1 and their only loss coming during game 1 of the tournament against Toon Squad. The highlight of the weekend came during their final game of the weekend against UMBC. Mason entered the match-up on a 9-year losing streak against UMBC, but they were having none of that. Following a tight first half that ended in a 2-2 tie, Mason was able to overcome a late push by UMBC to secure the 4-2 victory.

MEN'S SOCCER

Mason moved their overall record to 2-3 on the season following a split this past weekend with Georgetown (Blue) and George Washington University. The club traveled to Georgetown on Saturday in a revenge match from last weekend in route to a 3-1 victory. Mason would return home on Sunday to face a strong GW club that proved to be too much for Mason as they secured the 2-1 victory.

Heads up! Always good to keep the photographer on their toes... : )

TENNIS

The Club Tennis team traveled to Ocean City, MD this weekend to take part in the Tennis on Campus Ocean City Invitational. Saturday would prove to be a long afternoon for the club as they faced Salisbury University and UMBC. In the first match of the afternoon, Karolina S. won her singles match 6-1; Abiral P. won his singles match 6-4; Alex P. and Amilcar G. won their doubles match 6-2; and Emily A. and Alex P. would secure a 6-3 win for mixed doubles.

Mason would go to face UMBC in their second match of the afternoon in what would be several highly contested matchups. The club would finish the afternoon 2-3 with wins coming from the women’s doubles team of Emily/Breanna with a score of 6-2 and a victory men’s doubles, played by Alex P. and Amilcar G. Following a long afternoon on the courts, the club headed to a team dinner and closed out their night with some team bonding activities.

Sunday proved to be a very tough match-up against in-state rival Virginia Tech as Karolina S. lost in tie break and Kyle T. securing victory for Mason in the tie break. Overall this was a great start to the season for Mason and the club is looking forward to their next competition.

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

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Credits:

Paul Bazzano Austin Dykes