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That escalated quickly

It’s Labor Day weekend and every Mason team that’s in season is in action. Today, the women’s cross country team heads up to Mount St. Mary’s to compete for the first time this year. Keep an eye on a pair of sophomores, Rochelle Sceats and Laura Sinclair. Both were named All-CAA last season.

This evening, the women’s volleyball team opens the Patriot Invitational. Army, Charlotte and West Virginia are the other teams in the tournament. Mason plays Army tonight at 7 p.m., West Virginia tomorrow at 1 p.m. and Charlotte tomorrow at 7 p.m. Click here for the tournament schedule. The Patriots have last year’s CAA Player of the Year in  Holly Goode. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for youth/seniors or you can use your Fall Sports Pass (you do have a fall sports pass, right?). Live video is also available for all the matches.

Tomorrow is a big day for soccer as both teams play in The District. For the true Mason soccer fan, the day will begin at Noon at Georgetown as the women’s team takes on the Hoyas in the D.C. Invitational. The Patriots have won an in-season tournament each of the past two seasons and this is the only tournament they will be playing in this season. The Hoyas are coming off a win over a Villanova and they are 4-0 this year. Mason head coach Diane Drake is looking for her 100th career win and Georgetown is the place she began her head coaching career. Drake went 45-44-6 in five seasons and won a then-school-record 11 games in 2001.

A quick six-mile drive and three hours later, the men’s soccer team will play at American in final-day action in the D.C. College Cup. If this match produces a winner, that team will take home the tournament title. With a tie, American will most likely win the D.C. College Cup. Live video of the match is available for $5.95 by going here. Mason is coming off a 3-1 win over GW having scored three short-handed goals in the second half while American beat Howard 3-0. American won the meeting between the teams last year, 2-1, topping the Patriots in Fairfax, so there’s definitely a revenge factor in play.

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