Towson Snaps No. 23 Men's Soccer's Five-Match Winning Streak
Oct. 7, 2009
FAIRFAX, Va. - No. 23 George Mason took a 1-0 lead but was unable to hold on for the win, falling to Towson by a final score of 2-1 on Wednesday evening at George Mason Stadium. The loss snaps the Patriots five-match winning streak.
Mason outscored its opponents 10-0 in its previous five matches and took a 1-0 lead shortly after the start of the second half against Towson. In the 49th minute, junior Victor Freeman found an open Draymond Washington, who kicked the ball inside the right post from close range for the first goal of the night and his third score of the season.
The score held until the 79th minute when Towson midfielder Marco Mangione took a shot from inside the box that defender Ryan Reichmann stepped in front of and deflected from making its way into the goal. Reichmann was issued a red card for a handball and Mangione was awarded a penalty kick as a result. Mangione made good on his attempt, knocking the ball into the left side of the net past a diving Sean Kelley to knot the score at one.
A little more than four minutes later, Towson's Nicolas Bermudez Roa took a shot from the left side of the box that was deflected by a Mason defender. The ball bounced to sophomore forward Liam Maloney, who knocked the ball into the back of the net to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
The Patriots held the advantage in shots (16-10) and corner kicks (7-2) in the contest. Mason's record now stands at 7-3-0 overall and 2-1-0 in CAA matches. Towson improves to 4-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the CAA.
George Mason resumes conference play on Saturday, Oct. 10 against James Madison at the JMU Soccer Complex in Harrisonburg, Va. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.