Colin Kerr, Chris Short and Marc LeMair scored on George Mason's first three shootout attempts and goalie Nick Stains stopped three North Carolina tries to give the Patriots a 3-2 victory over the Tar Heels yesterday in the championship game of the George Mason Soccer Invitational in Fairfax.
George Mason trailed, 2-0, at the end of the first half, but two goals by sophomore Fred Thompson after intermission sent the game into overtime. Thompson's heroics earned him tournament MVP honors.
The two teams then went through four overtime periods without scoring as the Patriots outshot North Carolina, 21-17. George Mason goalie Ken Bernstein made seven saves prior to the shootout.
In the shootout, Stains replaced Bernstein in goal and blocked three shots. When Stains turned back Mark Devey's attempt, North Carolina's fifth try, the Patriots won their tournament. In the record books, however, the game goes down as a 2-2 tie because, according to NCAA rules, if a games is tied after two overtime periods, that score stands.
In the consolation game, Henry Largey scored twice to lead West Virginia Wesleyan past Radford, 6-0.
District of Columbia 2, Lincoln 0: Gordon Ashford scored one goal and assisted on the other to lead the Firebirds in Lincoln, Pa. Adbul Hamid scored the second goal for the District of Columbia . . .
At Old Dominion, Mike Valianatos scored the game's only goal with 13:06 left in the first half in a 1-0 victory over American. AU is 3-5; ODU 5-2 . . .
At Johns Hopkins, Georgetown scored in each half to win, 2-1. The Hoyas got goals from Bob Celata and Jeff Mills, with assists from Rick Delacruz and Andy Bellwoar . . .
William and Mary's defense was outstanding as the Indians shut down visiting Howard, 2-1 . . .
At Mount St. Mary's, Jacho Song scored two goals as Mount St. Mary's defeated visiting Catholic, 3-1.