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THE VAULT: MASON CLUB SPORTS WEEKLY REPORT September 30 - October 6

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SOFTBALL

The Mason Club Softball team hosted undefeated Loyola on Saturday at W.T. Woodson High School. It was a tough afternoon for Mason as they finished the day 0-3, but they did have several exciting moments throughout the afternoon. Utility player Meghan McCormack hit the first homerun of her Mason career and had several great plays in the field. Shauneice Beasley put on an impressive display from the mound and in the field.

Congratulations to P/3B Meghan McCormack on her first career homerun!
As one of the newest teams to join the National Club Softball Association this fall, Mason is looking forward to what the rest of the season has in store.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

The Women's Club Volleyball team was on the road this past weekend at JMU. The club started the tournament with a strong performance against William & Mary, securing their first win of the season. Mason would finish the weekend 3-2, taking 2nd place in their bracket. The team is excited to get their first tournament in the books and will look to improve upon their season as they travel to Pittsburgh, PA this weekend.

What do you think of the new jerseys?

MEN'S RUGBY

The Mason Men's Rugby Club played host to Radford University on Saturday afternoon in what would prove to be a big win for Mason. There were plenty of fans on hand this weekend to witness the men put 34 points on Radford. The 34 points proved to be the most points scored by the men's rugby club in the past 2 years. The club is looking forward to their next match and has plenty to be excited about.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

The Women's Club Lacrosse team hosted in state rival VCU this past weekend for their first home game of the season. It was a tough afternoon for Mason as they battled back to tie the game 3-3, but could not hold on for the victory. VCU went on to score a few late goals and take a 6-3 win on the road. Bri Curran, Angeele Cipriotti, and Jackie Perdomo would notch their first goals of the season. Mason Vice President Bri Curran had a busy afternoon securing 10 draw controls.

WOMEN'S RUGBY

The Women's Rugby team headed to Washington D.C. on Saturday to take on Catholic University at 10AM. It was a back and forth game for the women as they would end the day in a 34-34 tie. Madison Short scored her first try of the season.

MEN'S SOCCER

The Mason Men's Soccer club hosted cross-town rival University of Maryland on Saturday in a conference match-up. Mason trailed throughout the contest, with UMD securing the 4-2 victory on the road Yusuf Monawer and Kedus Kinife each contributed a goal for Mason. The club is looking forward to their next game and hope to improve upon their record.

MEN'S ULTIMATE

The Men's Ultimate club traveled to College Park, MD last weekend to compete in the annual UMD Browdown Tournament. Mason entered 2 teams in the field of play and would finish the weekend 6-8 overall. Tyrell Jones was awarded MVP for Mason X and Aleksander Angjeli was named MVP for Mason Y.

FIELD HOCKEY

This past weekend the Mason Field Hockey club traveled to West Chester, PA to compete in a round-robin event with Towson and West Chester University. The club started the evening with a tough battle against WCU and would take a 7-1 loss at the hands of WCU. Game 1 was a great warm-up and helped the club learn to play together as a team. The club headed into game 2 with a much improved game plan and was able to squeak out a 2-2 tie against Towson University. Matthew Palagyi and Brenna Reilley would connect for a break away goal at the buzzer to secure the tie for Mason. Jenna Andrews shined throughout the weekend with great play on the defensive end and goalie David Hamlette saved countless goals for Mason. The club is looking forward to their next tournament this Saturday at University of Maryland.

Loving the new uni's!

BASEBALL

The Club Baseball team traveled to rival George Washington University this weekend for a 3-game series against the Colonials. Mason started the weekend hot with a 6-1 win behind outstanding pitching from Josh Carpenter and a few timely hits from Matt Collins. Mason came out a bit slow for game 2 on Saturday afternoon and would fall short 5-3. Matt Collin's hit his first home run of the season, which would account for all of the 3 runs Mason put on the board. Mason picked up where they left off on Sunday with another 5-3 loss to the Colonials. It was a rough afternoon for Mason as they collected more pop-outs and fly-outs than hits. Chris Coakley was named player of the game for Mason with 2 hits, a walk, and 2 runs scored.

Rockin the new gold jerseys against GW.
When fall has officially started and you are trying to hang on to a summer for a bit longer... : )

FOOTBALL

Mason looked to bounce back on Saturday as they traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to take on one of the best teams in the NCFA, Oakland University. This would prove to be no easy task, with the game getting out-of-hand very quickly. Oakland would jump out to a 23-0 lead in the first quarter. With Mason on the ropes and nearing the end of the first quarter, Oakland would kick the ball to Mason's MarQuan Stith, who would take it 85 yards to the house, bring the score to 23-6. Following an interception by the defense, Mason QB - Basil Hasan would connect with Willie Marrow for another TD, bringing Mason within 11 points at the half.

Oakland would score early in the second half to extend their lead to 30-12, but Hasan would find Steve Regensburg across the middle to make the score 30-18. A second interception by the defense would set Hasan up for a QB sneak and 6 more points for Mason. With the score 30-24 and 9:30 left in the game, Oakland would close the door with 14 unanswered points. Mason falls to 1-2 on the season heading into their bye week. The club heads to Coppin State on October 16 in a rivalry match-up and what could be the biggest game of the season for Mason. The club will use the bye week to get healthy and prepare for their upcoming game.

MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

Men's Ice Hockey continued their outstanding play against D1 ACHA opponents this weekend. The club traveled to Penn State-Berks on Friday and despite a strong performance, came up short in 3-2 overtime loss. Mason showed their ability to take one game at a time as they came out on fire against Towson University on Saturday. Things are looking good for the club as they get set to move into league play.

CREW

The Mason Crew Club participated in the annual Occoquan Challenge on Sunday at Sandy Run Regional Park. The Mason 8+ attempted to defend its title against Georgetown's Varsity squad, but came up short. Georgetown decided to enter their slower boat first and their faster boat second which caught the Mason team off-guard. Teams will typically race their faster boats first and slower boats later. Regardless of the outcome, it was a great day of racing for all boats! The varsity 4 took second place in their race, finishing just .46 seconds behind Georgetown.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Mason traveled to Baltimore, MD on Saturday to take part in round-robin play against conference rivals George Washington and UMBC. The club trailed 1-0 in the first half, but was able to score 3 unanswered goals to secure the 3-1 win against GW. Janah Aman, Katy Wildeus, and Micayla Hellerstedt would all contribute goals for Mason in the win. This was a big win for Mason and is the first time the club has secured a win against GW in several years.

Mason would once again come out slow and be forced to play from behind in game-2. Trailing 2-0, Beth Giambra would score via a PK to bring Mason within 1. With momentum changing quickly, Olivia Arriza would tie the game 2-2 late in the second half. UMBC was able to hold off the late push by Mason and secure the 2-2 tie in conference play.

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Credits:

Paul Bazzano Austin Dykes