No. 23 Men's Soccer Hosts Towson on Wednesday
Oct. 6, 2009
FAIRFAX, Va. - No. 23 George Mason will host Towson tomorrow in a 7 p.m. Colonial Athletic Association men's soccer contest at George Mason Stadium. The Patriots enter the match at 7-2-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the CAA after recording five straight shutout wins.
During the winning streak, Mason has outscored its opponents 10-0. The last time the Patriots played at home was on Tuesday, Sept. 29, when they upset then-No.2 Maryland 2-0 in front of 2,781 fans.
Senior goalkeeper Sean Kelley is having a phenomenal season and was rewarded with the CAA Men's Soccer Player of the Week Award on Monday. Kelley has been stingy in goal all season long, holding opponents to a total of four goals in nine matches. The Lexington, Ky. native ranks eighth in the nation in save percentage (.905) and 10th in goals against average (0.45).
On the offensive side of the field, junior forward Victor Freeman leads the Patriots in points with a total of seven. Freeman has three goals and an assist despite missing the first five matches of the season due to injury. Sophomore forward Draymond Washington has six points (2 G, 2 A) and sophomore midfielder Ryan Gracia has five (2 G, 1 A).
Towson enters the match with a 3-5-0 overall mark and 0-2-0 record against CAA opponents. The Tigers are led by Liam Maloney's 13 points (6 G, 1 A). Marco Mangione is second on the team with 11 points (4 G, 3 A). Sophomore goalkeeper John Steele comes into the contest with a 2.20 goals against average, which ranks last among CAA netminders with four or more starts.
Tickets to Wednesday's match cost $5 for adults and $2 for youth, senior citizens and George Mason faculty and staff with a valid ID. George Mason University students will be admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance to George Mason Stadium. The gates will open at 6 p.m.