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THE VAULT: MASON CLUB SPORTS WEEKLY REPORT October 25-27

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SWIMMING

Several swim teams throughout the region descended upon the Aquatic and Fitness Center this past weekend to compete in the annual George Mason Invitational hosted by the Mason Swim Club. The event was a huge success with over 150 swimmer competing in the event. The Mason club was able to qualify 25 swimmers for nationals and had 17 swimmers place in the top 3 of their events.

BADMINTON

The Badminton Club traveled to the University of Maryland this past weekend to compete in the USA Badminton Collegiate Tournament. The team was able to go 2-1 on the weekend, securing team wins against Georgetown and Loyola. In the men's double and women's single events, Mason went undefeated going 6-0 and 3-0, respectively.

BASEBALL

George Mason took on Georgetown University for their last in-conference series of the fall season. Game one was a battle of the pitchers, going into extra innings with a score of 0-0. Mason’s game 1 pitcher, Jimmy Nicholas, was dominant through all 8 innings, accumulating 12 strikeouts and giving up just 2 hits and 2 walks. Mason went into the bottom of the 8th inning, still scoreless, and won on a bases loaded walk off single by Ryan Klein, for a final score of 1-0.

Game two started out with lights-out pitching by Joshua Carpenter, with 6 strikeouts in Georgetown’s first 9 batters. Mason jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning, continuing into the 3rd inning to give Mason a 2-0 lead at the end of the 3rd. In the top of the 4th, Georgetown tied the game with a 2-run RBI double, which was answered by Mason in the bottom of the 5th by Adam Easter with a solo home run to put the Patriots up 1, followed by 2 more runs scored later in the inning. Georgetown ended up scoring 3 in the top of the 6th, to tie the game at five. The tie was short lived, though, thanks to a go ahead bases-clearing double in the bottom of the 6th by Andrew Clifford to put the Patriots up 3, 8-5. Adam Easter came in to close and threw 3 straight strikeouts in the top of the 7th to end the game.

BASEBALL

MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

It was a great weekend for the Mason Men's Ice Hockey Club, as they walked away with dominant wins against ACHA - D2 team Stevenson University (9-2) and California University of PA (8-3). Goalie Conor Hartnett had another outstanding performance , posting a .950 save percentage against Stevenson. Mason remains undefeated in division 3 play, which bodes well for the national ranking and the potential for another visit to the ACHA National Championship tournament.

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

The Women's Soccer Club continues to outperform expectations as they closed out the fall season with a home sweep of Mary Washington (5-0) and Radford (6-1). The chemistry within the team has grown with each week of the season and the future remains bright for the club. Many girls were able to score their first goals on Saturday and one player even put up 4 goals on the day.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

The Mason Men's Volleyball Club hosted a home tournament on Saturday with many local and alumni teams competing. Clyde Minars was the outstanding performer for the men, as he led the team with nearly a 100% kill rate on the day. The club also had outstanding play from many of the freshman who were able to hold there own against the tough competition.

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EQUESTRIAN

The Equestrian Club traveled to Goucher College on Saturday for the IHSA Show hosted by UMBC. It proved to be another outstanding weekend for the club, as many riders placed in their events. Brittany Groat was the outstanding performer for Mason as she placed 1st in Limit Fences and 2nd in Limit Flat. Brittany was also able to qualify for regionals in both classes.

Equestrian

QUIDDITCH

The Mason Quidditch Club traveled to Virginia Tech this past weekend to compete in the Blacksburg Brawl. Despite a limited roster of 10 players for the event, the club had a great showing. Mason went into the first game against Appalachian State with some lingering nerves due to low numbers, however, excellent offense by Blake Everingham and Raymond Huynh helped put the team at ease. Heading into their 3rd and final match with Virginia Tech, Mason was worn down due to the lack of subs and the overall physicality of the match. The club would finish the day 2-1 and has shown a great amount of improvement from their last tournament. Mason is eager to put in the work needed to be competitive at the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in November.

Mason quidditch club

CREW

The Crew Club traveled to Richmond, VA this past weekend to compete in the Richmond Chase hosted by VCU. It proved to be a long day for Mason with several members competing in multiple events and battling fatigue. The Mason 4's boat was able to beat VCU by 40 seconds and the Mason Varisty 8's was able to pull off a very close upset over William & Mary by 1 second.

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TENNIS

The Mason Club Tennis team traveled to Norfolk, VA for the ODU Fall Sectionals this past weekend. The club had a tough weekend, going 1-2 in team competition. Mason started the weekend strong with a 28-22 win against in-state rival Richmond, before falling to UMBC and Navy. All matches very competitive and everyone had an enjoyable weekend at sectionals.

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Credits:

Paul Bazzano Austin Dykes