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Badgers men's soccer topped by George Mason 2-1 in first road match

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FAIRFAX, Va. -- Freshman Mark Segbers scored his third goal of the season, but it came in the 89th minute and was too little too late for the Wisconsin men's soccer team, which fell 2-1 to George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday night.

Segbers tallied his third goal in the past two games, but it was not enough for the Badgers (1-2-0) who fell behind 2-0 and lost by a one-goal margin for the second time this season.

"We were in another tight match against a well-coached team in George Mason," UW head coach John Trask said. "It was a great environment for a game and a good crowd on hand. We were well in it at halftime, but we made some mistakes that hurt ourselves and proved costly tonight.

"At the end of the day, we need to play mature soccer. We have to find a way to be stronger in close games and find that needed goal in situations like these on the road."

Segbers was able to help UW finally break through for his team-leading third goal this year. The St. Louis, Missouri, native scored two goals last Sunday--including the first of his career--to spark a 4-0 home victory for UW over Xavier.

A scoreless game at halftime, the Patriots (3-0-0) came up with the game's first score just minutes out of the break, as Henning Dirks found net for his second goal of the season in the 48th minute. After UW goalkeeper Adrian Remeniuk had the ball stolen, Dirks took advantage and was able to score in the lower left corner from inside the box to give George Mason an early lead.

Timi Mulgrew extended that lead to 2-0 in the 80th minute with his fifth goal of the year, heading in the ball on a long pass from goalkeeper Steffen Kraus.

Segbers was able to help the Badgers cut into the lead in the 89th minute, scoring unassisted by gathering the ball in the box and then working around Patriot goalkeeper Steffen Kraus for the score.

In goal for UW, Remeniuk faced eight shots from the Patriots and made two saves for UW.

The Badgers as a group recorded seven shots and earned three corner kicks.

"We're going to move forward and play an extremely talented Georgetown squad on Sunday," Trask said. "We'll see what our team is made of and how we respond."

Wisconsin finishes its brief, two-game road trip by traveling to Washington, D.C., where it will face No. 9 Georgetown on Sunday.

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