Sports in Brief


Men’s soccer 10/10

Men’s Soccer improved to 4-5 and 2-1 in the Atlantic 10 on Wednesday night after their 3-0 victory at La Salle, who dropped to 2-9-1 overall and 0-3-1 in conference play. This is Mason’s third shutout in the last five games.

Juniors Daniel Damiani, Grant Robinson and Ryan Mingachos all contributed a goal while redshirt senior Tolu Ibikunle added two assists.

This win was Mason’s first road win of the year, and first conference road win since Oct. 31, 2015.

Women’s soccer 10/12

Women’s soccer improved to 10-5-0 overall and 5-2-0 in Atlantic 10 play with an early Friday afternoon win against Duquesne, who fell to 5-8-1 overall and 1-5-1 in conference play. This was the first time Mason has defeated Duquesne University, losing the first four meetings all by a single goal.

The team didn’t let the wind bother them, scoring their first two goals midway through the first half. The Patriots scored the first goal of the game for the tenth straight match.

Freshman Emma van der Vorst scored her fourth game-winner of the season with seniors Nia Elbeck and Emily Littell each contributing a goal of their own.

Women’s Volleyball 10/12

Women’s volleyball lost in three sets Friday night in Richmond to the defending Atlantic 10 Champions, Virginia Commonwealth University.

In conference play, Mason drops to 4-2 while VCU remains undefeated.

Bailey Williams and Peyton Ehmke led the team with 10 kills, Catie Espinoza and Bailey Williams led the team with 8 digs and Emily Konchan led the team with 28 assists.  

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Cross country competed in the Princeton Invitational on Friday where the women placed fourth ahead of nationally ranked Princeton, as well as Power Five conference opponents Maryland and South Carolina.

The men finished seventh, ahead of eight regionally ranked teams.

The Patriots were led by freshman Siobhra O’Flaherty and graduate student Trent Lancaster for the second straight race.