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March 9, 2010

FAIRFAX, Va. - will be blogging live from George Mason Stadium Tuesday afternoon as No. 2 Maryland looks to remain perfect on the year with a midweek match against the Patriots.

5:32 p.m.
Mason scores with 17 ticks left. Brandi Jones finds Gaeng for a score but the officials called it off saying time expired. Maryland moves its record to 5-0 on the year. The Terps are now 6-0 against George Mason all-time. Maryland resumes play this Saturday with a match against No. 15 New Hampshire at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex at noon.Final - Maryland 16, George Mason 4

5:26 p.m.
Aust strikes again after a nice spin move on the far post to extend Maryland's lead to 13 with four minutes remaining. Yeatman enters for her first action as a Terp. Maryland 16, George Mason 3

5:20 p.m.
Only starters remaining in the game are Spinnenweber, Brittany Jones, Merrifield, Mollison and Johnson. Howard replaces Jordan in the cage. Jordan did a solid job at goalie, holding Mason to only one goal in nearly 20 minutes of work. Merrifield puts the Terps back on the board when she drove down the middle of the lane and faked to her left and curled the ball to the lower right corner for a 12-goal cushion at 8:11. Mason timeout. Maryland 15, George Mason 3

5:14 p.m.
Faas gives Maryland its biggest lead of the match with a goal at 17:20. Great to see her back on the field this season after a knee injury sidelined her a year ago. A fifth-year senior, she brings a ton of poise to the offense. Assist credited to Black. Maryland 14, George Mason 3

5:05 p.m.
Schwarzmann picks up her second goal of the day off a Brandi Jones assist and keeps the clock rolling. Aust, Kirk, Sanza, Black, Johnson, Diepold, and Jordan all underclassmen on the field right now for the Terps. Maryland 13, George Mason 3

5:00 p.m.
Maryland outshot Mason 25-9 in the first half. Terps start the second half with a Schwarzmann draw control. The Terps are finding a way to get the young rookie into the offense more and more. Tough year to be a freshman at Maryland this season as the squad returned all 12 starters in 2010. Mason strikes first in the second stanza at 26:04. Jordan replaced Dipper to begin the half. McFadden turns on the gas and utilizes a Johnson assist to push Maryland's lead back to nine at 25:18. Maryland 12, George Mason 3

4:45 p.m.
Brittany Jones gets the Terps back on the offensive when Aust dished the ball over the cage to the senior for her second score of the match.Lots of new faces on the field for Maryland at the end of the half, including Kirk, Diepold, and McAfee. Maryland 11, George Mason 2

4:40 p.m.
Mason gets on the board at 2:33, despite a solid defensive effort by McFadden. The score snaps a sixty-minute shutout streak for Maryland after the Terps held Virginia scorless nearly 35 minutes to close out Friday's match. The Patriots tack on another to cut the lead to eight and get the clock stopped. Maryland 10, George Mason 2

4:30 p.m.
Head Coach Cathy Reese calls a rare Maryland timeout after a very brief scoring drought. Merrifield finds Johnson across the cage to end the drought at 10:19. Mason picks up first shot at 9:40 and Terps grab ground ball and drive coast-to-coast for a McFadden goal at 8:30. And the clock runs...Maryland 10, George Mason 0

4:19 p.m.
Johnson won another draw and the Terps put together a textbook transition as Merrifield threw the long ball to McFadden who dished to Spinnenweber who had an easy goal inches from the cage. Aust pushes the lead to seven with a goal at 16:27 and gets a huge hug from sophomore Kristy Black. Gritty Maryland defense has yet to allow Mason a look at net. Following another Patriot turnover, McFadden puts it in the upper right corner for an eight-goal cushion. Maryland 8, George Mason 0

4:14 p.m.
Johnson notches her first assist of the day when she teams up with fellow Tewaaraton Watch List honoree Mollison for a 4-0 lead. Johnson wins the ensuing draw control and Brittany Jones puts the ball away for Maryland's fifth goal of the game at 17:27. George Mason has been held without a shot thus far. Maryland 5, George Mason 0

4:10 p.m.
Maryland doing quite a bit of subbing. McFadden and Mollison spending the majority of the time in the attack behind the cage. McFadden picks up second assist of the afternoon when she finds Johnson in front of the goalie for the Terps' third score. Maryland has now scored ten-straight goals dating back to Maryland's win against No. 9 Virginia on Friday. Maryland 3, George Mason 0

4:05 p.m.
After a Faas free position attempt was tossed around the horn, McFadden found Schwarzmann for her first score of the game. Maryland, 2, George Mason 0

4 p.m.
Schwarzmann snags first draw control and Terps get first look at the cage. Maryland forces teh first turnover of the match at midfield. Merrifield and Johnson tally first shots of the game. Spinnenweber puts Maryland on the board with a free position goal at 27:44. Maryland 1, George Mason 0

3:50 p.m.
National anthem. Terps seemed very focused. Today's starters are Mollison, Johnson, McFadden, Brandi Jones, Schwarzmann, Merrifield, Spinnenweber, Brittany Jones, Taylor, Poist, Caso and Dipper in the cage.

3:45 p.m.
Absolutely gorgeous day here in the DMV. Captains Caitlyn McFadden, Amanda Spinnenweber, Karissa Taylor and Sarah Mollison are at midfield for a meeting with today's officials. Terps in red tops with black skirts. Maryland's presence is felt on both sidelines as Kelly Kasper and Megan Cassara are roaming the sidelines for GMU. Make sure to log in to for the live broadcast.