Oct. 10, 2001
College Park, Md.- - George Mason's Charlie Snee scored the game-winner to lift the visiting Patriots over Maryland 1-0 on Wednesday night at Ludwig Field. Maryland falls to 4-5-1 while George Mason is 4-6-0 on the season.
The Terps made it exciting from the outset, hitting the back of the net less than 30 seconds into the game. The goal would be called back, however, after the Terps were whistled for being offsides for the first of five times on the evening. Play was scoreless at the break with the teams combining for nine opportunities in the opening half.
The Patriots put one on the board in the 68th minute when Will Lozano sent the forward pass to Hugh Van Wagenen on the right side. Van Wagenen crossed it to Snee in the box for the header and the 1-0 George Mason lead. The goal would be the eventual game-winner.
Maryland had several other scoring chances before the final buzzer, including an A.J. Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.) shot that hit the crossbar in the 82nd minute. Siba Mohammed (Tamale, Ghana) made it interesting having one final opportunity for Maryland in the last 30 seconds, but also could not capitalize and fired it high.
The Terps outshot George Mason 15-8. John O'Hara got the win in goal for the Patriots with three saves. Maryland's Kevin Schmidt (Westfield, N.J.) had one save in the loss.
Maryland hosts Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Ludwig Field. George Mason is at UNC-Wilmington on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
1 2 F George Mason 0 1 1 Maryland 0 0 0
Goals: 67:23- George Mason: Charlie Snee (Hugh VanWagenen, Will Lozano)
Shots: Maryland 5+10=15, George Mason 4+4=8 Corner Kicks: Maryland 0+2=2, George Mason 3+1=4 Fouls: Maryland 2+5=7, George Mason 8+7=15 Offsides: Maryland 5, George Mason 0 Goalkeeping: Maryland: Kevin Schmidt (90 mins., 1 saves, 1 goal against), George Mason: John O'Hara (90 mins., 3 saves, 0 goals against).
Cards: Maryland: Scott Buete (Yellow 87:30). George Mason: Will Lozano (Yellow 11:51), Rob Klug (Yellow 30:13).