September 12, 2015
NOT A CAPITOL IDEA
FDU men fall in tournament opener
FAIRFAX, Va. – The Fairleigh Dickinson men's soccer team fell to George Mason, 1-0, at the Capitol Cup at the George Mason Stadium Friday night.
The Knights fall to 1-3 with while the Patriots improved to 2-3.
George Mason scored in the 27th minute on a give-and-go play between Daniel Hoffmann and Henning Dirks, who tallied.
The hosts had a scoring chance from inside the box in the 55th minute, but sophomore keeper Matthew Weigner (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) came up with a diving save. Weigner finished with four saves.
The Knights placed two shots on goal in the second half. The first came in the 68th minute on a shot by senior Deshawn Forbes (Kingston, Jamaica/St. George's College). The second came in the 82nd minute on a shot by senior Christian Dietrich (Berlin, Germany/Flatow-Oberschule). Both shots were saved by keeper Michael Butts.
FDU's final two chances to tie the match came in the 88th minute as senior Sam Durkot (Centereach, N.Y./Newfield)'s shot went wide. Junior Enver Caymaz (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) followed with a shot that missed high with just seconds remaining.
The Knights will complete the Capitol Cup with Sunday afternoon's match at American University.