Category: Sports

Get In the Zone

BY SAMANTHA HADLEY CONTRIBUTOR The Mason men’s basketball team has been running a man-to-man defense for at least three years, which is as long as I have been watching them. A man-to-man defense is where one defender covers one offensive…

Upcoming Sports Calendar (November 17-28)

All You Need to Know About This Week’s Matches and Games BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA, ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Nov. 17 Men’s Basketball vs. Southern University EagleBank Arena: 4 p.m. Nov. 18 Women’s Basketball vs. Colgate University EagleBank Arena: 2 p.m. Nov….

We Stick Together

Field hockey provides a welcoming environment on and off the field BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Field hockey has been played in its current form since the early 19th century. Played using a stick with a flat edge and one rounded…

The Pieces Are There

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason women’s basketball has a lot of potential for the 2018-2019 season.   The team was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 (A-10) preseason poll, despite finishing fourth last season, their best performance since…

Are the Expectations Too High?

BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER November is here, which means college basketball is back. At Mason, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are coming off their best regular-season finishes since joining the Atlantic 10 in 2013, finishing fifth and fourth…

Sports in Brief

BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA, ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team lost in their second ever appearance in the Atlantic 10 championship to the University of Rhode Island. After a converted penalty kick from URI’s Dominik Richter in the…

Mason Defeats Loyola University Maryland

Women’s basketball begins their season with a commanding win BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason women’s basketball opened up the 2018-2019 season with a 70-38 victory over Loyola University Maryland. This marks their largest margin of victory in a season opener…

“This was a heartbreaking and devastating loss”

Men’s basketball loses their home opener BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason men’s basketball opened their season with a heartbreaking close 72-71 loss to the University of Pennsylvania.  Mason got off to a slow start with redshirt junior transfer from…

Petrusa Puts Men’s Soccer Ahead

Mason Men’s Soccer advances to Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinals BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR “Defense wins championships” may be one of the most cliche phrases in sports, but it’s true for Mason men’s soccer, who recorded their third straight shutout Sunday…

A Look Into The Women’s 2018-2019 Nonconference Schedule

Women’s basketball looks to build off of last year’s historic season BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Women’s basketball kicks off its season Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. vs. Loyola University Maryland at EagleBank Arena. Coming off of their best season in…