Rams Drop Regular-Season Finale at George Mason, 2-0

Rams Drop Regular-Season Finale at George Mason, 2-0

RHODE ISLAND (12-4-0, 5-3-0 A-10)
Starters:
Penske (GK), Karterud, Kristiansen, Middrup, Benco, Zarokostas, Richter, Jesman Sunde, Dickson, Brangman, Akselsen
Substitutes: Cronin, Trcka, Drayer, Gesmundo, Daley, Gaudreau

GEORGE MASON (7-7-0, 5-3-0 A-10)
Starters:
Gronek (GK), Williams, Edwards, Pertusa, Robinson, Akinlosotu, Mingachos, Ibikunle, Damiani, Scoliere, Malinowski
Substitutes: Brezniak, Sverrisson, Von Westphalen, Miles, Karic, Guevara, Diehl

Scoring Summary
54:56 - MASON - Mingachos (Akinlosotu)
66:10 - MASON - Mingachos (Akinlosotu, Robinson)

How It Happened
George Mason (7-7-0, 5-3-0 A-10) was to much for Rhode Island, defeating the Rams 2-0 Wednesday night in Fairfax, Va. The Rams were forced to play a man down for the final 65 minutes of the game as URI's leading scorer Dominik Richter was red carded midway through the first half.

The Patriots capitalized on the man advantage, getting a pair of second-half goals from Ryan Mingachos to secure their spot as the No. 3 seed in this weekend's Atlantic 10 Championship.

Rhode Island (12-4-0, 5-3-0 A-10) will enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed, locking up the final quarterfinal host spot. The Rams will play host to Fordham on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Inside the Box Score

  • Rhode Island managed just one shot on goal - a 23rd-minute attempt from Dominik Richter, which was stopped by Mason's Clark Gronek.
  • The Patriots finished the game with an 8-1 advantage in shots on goal and a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Freshman Roger Penske made six saves in goal for Rhody while Gronek had the one for the Patriots.
  • Despite the loss, the Rams finish the regular season with an overall record of 12-4 and a 5-3 mark in Atlantic 10 Conference, tying with George Mason for third place in the conference standings.

Up Next
The Rams are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they host fifth-seeded Fordham in an Atlantic 10 quarterfinal matchup.