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Patriots drop third-straight in 3-0 loss to Delaware

The George Mason University women’s soccer team registered a third consecutive defeat, falling 3-0 to Delaware at the George Mason Stadium on Sunday.

Two goals from Chelsea Duffy in the 42nd and in the 87th minutes, and a goal by Alison Stark between them sunk an injury-struck Mason team.

Although Mason were first to come close to score in the first half when a corner taken by Amanda Stephenson deflected off a Delaware defender in the penalty box and struck the post, the Patriots rarely threatened Jess Figueroa’s goal in the first half.

2013 CAA men's basketball tournament preview

The 2013 CAA men’s basketball tournament will have an unfamiliar feel compared to tournaments of years past. The field of seven teams is the least amount of teams in the tournament since 2001.

With Virginia Commonwealth opting to relocated to the Atlantic 10 conference and Old Dominion and Georgia State on the verge of leaving, the CAA tournament may have lost some of its luster from previous years when schools were fighting for at-large NCAA bids.

Delaware hands Mason 79-72 home loss

Patrick Holloway attempts a three-point shot against Delaware (Photo by John Irwin). 

Despite four of its players scoring in double figures, the George Mason University men's basketball team was unable to hold off the University of Delaware, falling 79-72 Saturday afternoon at the Patriot Center. 

Junior guard Devon Saddler had a game-high 22 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Hens, increasing his streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures to 30. 

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Corey Edwards attempts a lay-up against Drexel (Photo by John Irwin). 

Entering the season, Delaware was slated to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association. However, the Blue Hens opened the season against a tough stretch of non-conference opponents that included, Pittsburgh, Temple, Villanova and Duke. In their first 10 games of the season, Delaware managed to win only three games. Since then, the Blue Hens have made a respectable run to place them in the hunt at fifth in the CAA. They travel to Fairfax Saturday Feb. 9 to face the Patriots at 2 p.m. 

Patriots swept by Delaware in final home series

The Delaware Blue Hens (24-22, 14-10 CAA) brought their brooms to Fairfax this weekend against the Patriots (32-20, 15-12 CAA) in their final home series of the season.

The Blue Hens took the first game on Friday convincingly, 8-5, and then scratched out a 2-1 win on Saturday.

The Patriots, looking to avoid a weekend sweep against their conference rivals on Senior Day, were unable to do so.