Men's Soccer Works Overtime to Beat George Mason

Oscar Haynes Brown celebrates his game-winning goal Wednesday.
Oct. 4, 2017

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WASHINGTON -  Oscar Haynes Brown scored in the first minute of overtime to give George Washington men's soccer a 1-0 win over George Mason on Wednesday afternoon at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

After 90 minutes of scoreless regulation, GW (4-5-2, 1-1 A-10) quickly secured their first Atlantic 10 victory of the season in extra time. Haynes Brown grabbed a steal in George Mason's end and finished the breakaway with his team-leading sixth goal of the season.

GW's Thor Arne Höfs made four saves to shut out George Mason (5-3-2, 0-1-1). It was the Colonials' third straight win over their Revolutionary Rival.


  • 91st Minute -- Haynes Brown created the game-winning goal unassisted. The freshman from England swiped the ball from a George Mason defender about 35 yards from the goal, dribbled in on net and slotted a low shot into the left corner. (GW 1, George Mason 0)

  • Haynes Brown has six of GW's 12 goals this season, including three in a row over the past three games. It was his first career game-winning goal.
  • GW had several promising chances in the final minutes of regulation. George Mason's Tomas Lapnas had to make diving saves on Brady O'Connor and Koby Osei-Wusu late to keep the game scoreless. The Colonials also had the ball in the box as the second half expired but were unable to get off a shot.
  • GW put six of its 10 shots on goal. Lapnas made five saves in all for the Patriots.
  • Höfs recorded his 14th career clean sheet and third of the season. The GW keeper made three of his four saves in the first half, including a brilliant stop of Dirks Henning at close range. The rebound popped to Ryan Mingachos, but his shot sailed over the net.
  • GW is now 1-0-2 in games that extend to an extra period this season. The Colonials hadn't produced an overtime goal since Garrett Heine's penalty kick in double overtime beat St. Louis in the 2015 regular season finale. They were 0-1-5 in overtime games last fall.
  • UP NEXT: The Colonials are back at GW Soccer Field on Saturday, hosting Dayton for a 2 p.m. kickoff. They will mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a partnership with Dawn's Ray of Hope, which raises money to support families affected by the disease.

    WATCH THIS: Head Coach Craig Jones, Haynes Brown and Christian Lawal discuss the overtime victory.



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