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Field Hockey Falls to Lynchburg in Season Opener
09/03/2006

FARMVILLE, Va. — The Frostburg State field hockey team lost its season-opening game to Lynchburg College, 3-2, Sunday afternoon.

FSU falls to 0-1 while LC earned its first win of the season to even its record 1-1.

The Bobcats opened the scoring when freshman Kelly Filipowicz (Elkridge, Md./Long Reach) netted her first career goal at the 25 minute mark.

Five minutes later, senior Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder) gave the visitors a 2-0 lead when she slipped a shot past the Hornet goalkeeper.

Laura Christianson got Lynchburg on the board in the 30th minute with a goal as the teams headed into intermission with the score in FSU's favor, 2-1.

Samantha Howard tied the game and later gave LC the lead when she scored back-to-back goals in the 33rd and 43rd minutes.

Sophomore keeper Amanda Runion (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) started the game for the Bobcats making eight saves and junior Jessica Brittingham (Pocomoke, Md./Pocomoke) made six saves while playing the second half.

FSU returns to action tomorrow when it travels to Johns Hopkins at noon.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu