Fourth Estate Sports Reporter Teodor Handarov

Popov shines as Mason men’s volleyball loses 3-1 to rival No. 10 Penn State

The Mason men’s volleyball team lost to Penn State 3-1 sets (25-19, 25-22, 26-24, 26-24) Saturday night at the RAC.

Mason (6-8, 2-4 EIVA) lost the first two sets but won a close third set to stay in the match. The fourth set went down to the wire, but this time it was the Nittany Lions (13-3, 6-1) who came on top and won the match.

Mason men’s volleyball opens rivalry weekend with a 3-1 loss to St. Francis (Pa.)

The Mason men’s volleyball team lost to St. Francis (Pa.) 3-1 sets Friday night at the RAC, 25-22, 25-22, 27-25 and 25-22.  

After losing the first set to the Red Flash, Mason came back and won the second set. The Patriots fell in a close third set, and could not overcome an early lead by St. Francis in the fourth set to lose the opening match of the weekend, 3-1.

Mason men's volleyball falls to Ball State, 3-0

The Mason men’s volleyball team lost 3-0 sets to Ball State University on Friday night at the Recreation and Athletic Center in Fairfax, Va.

Mason (4-3) had a hard time dealing with the No. 15 Cardinals’ balanced offense and defense throughout the match and committed multiple serve and attacking errors that cost them losing the individual sets 25-18, 25-18, and 25-20.

Mason men's volleyball defeats UPRRP, 3-0

The Mason men’s volleyball team defeated the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras 3-0 sets on Saturday at the Recreation and Athletic Complex in Fairfax, Va.

Mason (4-2) took the individual sets 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 and repeated Thursday night’s straight-set win against the Gallitos (2-2).

Mason men's soccer season ends with loss in second round of NCAA Tournament

Mason men’s soccer team finished its run in the NCAA tournament, as the Patriots lost 1-0 to the University of New Mexico in the second round on Sunday night. A late goal by junior midfielder James Rogers in the 83rd minute materialized the dominance the Lobos exerted throughout the game.

[PREVIEW] 2013 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament -- George Mason vs. New Mexico (Round 2)

On Thursday night, Mason men’s soccer team survived the roulette of penalties for the second time in its last four games to defeat a strong College of William and Mary side in the first round of the NCAA tournament. With the teams locked at 2-2 after 110 minutes of play, it was the composure and accuracy of Julio Arjona, Zach Herstek, Wes Sever and Chase Miller from the penalty spot, as well as a pair of saves by Steffen Kraus in the frame of the goal, that made the difference and sent the Patriots through.

[VIDEO] PREVIEW: 2013 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament -- George Mason vs. William and Mary

After defeating Virginia Commonwealth University in a dramatic 3-2 overtime win to advance to the final game of the Atlantic 10 Championship, and defeating St. Louis for the title, Mason men’s soccer team will now face another former conference rival – the College of William and Mary – in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Soccer Championship.

Mason men's soccer defeats VCU in overtime to advance to the A-10 Championship game

The Mason men’s soccer team defeated in-state rival Virginia Commonwealth University 3-2 on Friday night and became the first team to represent George Mason University in a championship game since its move to the Atlantic-10 conference.

Timi Mulgrew sealed the win with a header off a Zach Herstek cross only 34 seconds into the first overtime period. Herstek had a goal for himself in the 27th minute to bring Mason back to level terms after Dennis Castillo had capitalized on a poor play by the Patriots’ defense to give VCU the early lead.

[PREVIEW] Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Championship

With a 2-1 win over St. Bonaventure University over the weekend, the Mason men’s soccer team secured the second seed entering the A-10 conference championship today, facing Saint Joseph’s University in Dayton, Ohio.


Mason men's soccer game against URI called off in the 55th minute

The Mason men’s soccer game against Rhode Island was suspended Friday night after 55 minutes due to heavy rain.

The Patriots led 2-0 after goals from Wes Sever in the 4th minute and Julio Arjona in the 31st minute.

During halftime and in the beginning of the second half, the rain started to fall harder, gradually turning the field into a swamp. The referees decided to call the game as players had difficulty having any success moving the ball.