Men's soccer scrapes past St. Joe's in PKs to advance to A10 semifinals

The Mason men's soccer team held off the St. Joseph's Hawks in penalty kicks, 4-2 this afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championships. 

Both teams were held scoreless in regulation as Mason's goalkeeper and A10 Rookie of the Year Steffen Kraus finished with five saves while St. Joe's keeper Andrew D'Ottavi saved four shots. 

[PREVIEW] George Mason vs. American -- Men's Basketball

Mason men’s basketball tips off their inaugural season in the Atlantic 10 in a non-conference matchup against American University tonight at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

The Patriots return all of their key starters from last season, finishing with 22-16 record and advancing to the finals of the College Basketball Invitational.

Sherrod Wright was the top performer for the Patriots last season, averaging 16.5 points per game and will continue to be the biggest asset on the roster this season.

VIDEO: Men's basketball practice and Atlantic 10 projections

Fourth Estate attended men's basketball practice on Friday. We talked to Mason men's basketball Paul Hewitt, Bryon Allen, Sherrod Wright, and Marquise Moore about the upcoming season in the A-10 and what we can expect from the team this year. 

Click here to view our Atlantic 10 men's basketball projections.

Q&A: Steffen Kraus transitions from European-style soccer to fast-paced, American style

Steffen Kraus

Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany

Age: 20

Year: Freshman

Major: Marketing

Position: Goalkeeper

Q: How did you get into soccer? 

A: I'm playing soccer for my whole life. I started to play when I was 4 years old. I don't really know how I got into it; I guess everybody is doing it in Europe as little kids.


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.

Mason women's soccer dominates ODU in 3-0 home shutout

The George Mason University women’s soccer team ended their two-game losing streak on Saturday night, beating Old Dominion 3-0 at Mason Field.

Women's volleyball falls to Temple, 3-1 in Patriot Invitational Saturday

The George Mason University women’s volleyball team wrapped up the Patriot Invitational Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to the Temple Owls in four sets.  It was their fourth game in the two-day tournament hosted by the Patriots at the RAC. 

Sever, Eckenrode lead Patriots with two goals each in Friday's 4-1 win over Denver

The George Mason University men’s soccer team extended their win streak to three-straight games Friday night, defeating the University of Denver, 4-1.

Atlantic 10 conference announces men's basketball national TV schedule

This morning, the Atlantic 10 conference announced the men's basketball national television schedule. Mason will play on a variety of national TV outlets during the 2013-2014 season, including appearances on CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network and ESPNU for the Diamond Head Classic.