Men's Soccer Downs George Mason 2-1

By: JMU Sports Information
By: JMU Sports Information

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 20, 2012 -- James Madison rallied from a 1-0 deficit with two second-half goals to down George Mason 2-1 in Colonial Athletic Association men's soccer Saturday evening.

Senior Paul Wyatt (Modbury, England/Ivybridge) tied the game with a goal in the 65th minute, and sophomore Josh Grant (Plymouth, England/Torpoint College) scored the game-winner in the 75th minute.

Mason scored just 34 seconds into the second half to take a 1-0 lead. Wesley Sever netted the goal for the Patriots.

JMU improved its overall record to 6-5-3 and its CAA record to 4-1-2. George Mason's record is 10-5-0 overall and 3-4-0 in league play.

With 14 points (three points for a win, one point for a tie), JMU remains in third place in the CAA standings. Drexel (6-1-1, 19 points) and Northeastern (6-0-1, 19) are tied for first place.

Game Statistics Summary:
Shots: JMU 14, GMU 8
Saves: JMU, Kyle Morton 3 (90:00); GMU, Dustin Butcher 5 (90:00)
Corner kicks: JMU 3, GMU 5
GMU - Wesley Sever (Timmy Mulgrew), 45:34
JMU - Paul Wyatt (unassisted), 64:15.
JMU - Josh Grant (Adam Bastidas), 74:58

Game Highlights
First Half
JMU - A header by redshirt sophomore Jamal Umar (Herndon, Va./Chantilly is saved by goalkeeper Dustin Butcher, 10:26.
JMU - A shot by redshirt sophomore Steven Mashinski (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) is stopped by Butcher, 14:33.
GMU - A shot by Ghiles Harmouche is saved by freshman goalkeeper Kyle Morton (West Chester, Pa./Henderson, 21:06.
Second Half
GMU - Wesley Sever scores with a shot to the right side of the goal, 45:34.
JMU - Dustin Butcher makes a stop on a shot by freshman Tom Fouhy (Buckinghamshire, England/Dr. Challoner's), 58:24.
JMU - Paul Wyatt scores, 64:15.
JMU - Josh Grant scores on a header off a cross from redshirt junior Adam Bastidas (Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua), 74:58.
JMU - Butcher saves a shot by Bastidas, 83:03.
JMU - Another shot by Bastidas is saved by Butcher, 83:27

Of Note:
* JMU is in third place in the CAA standings with 14 points. Drexel and Northeastern share first place with 19 points apiece.
* The Dukes' Paul Wyatt scored his 25th career goal. He remains in 16th place on JMU's all-time list but is just one goal away from 15th place. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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