Patriots Spoil Coach Samol's Debut 2-1

Malachy McGovern

FAIRFAX, Va. — Sophomore Malachy McGovern scored in the 11th minute for American, but a pair of first-half goals by George Mason spoiled the head coaching debut of Zach Samol on Friday evening.

Postgame Notes

  • McGovern's goal in the 11th minute was his first collegiate goal as he stuffed in a ball from six yards away.
  • Senior Tim Neumann and senior Fabio Massaro were credited with assists on McGovern's goal. 
  • George Mason was led by Ryan Mingachos and Tunde Akinlosotu who scored in the 18th and 32nd minutes, respectively.
  • Mason outshot American 11-8.
  • Junior keeper Jake Agnew made three saves in his AU debut. Mason's keeper Tillman Theurich made two saves. 

Up Next

  • American will host George Washington on Monday at 1 p.m. before four games away from Reeves Field.


  • General admission tickets are $8 for adults
  • General admission tickets for youth and seniors are $5
  • Military and veterans are free with a valid ID
  • AU Faculty and Staff members are free to attend Monday's contest.