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Field Hockey Loses to Eastern Mennonite 3-2 In Overtime
10/07/2006

Harrisonburg, Va. — Megan Hershey scored just 32 seconds into overtime to give Eastern Mennonite a 3-2 win over Frostburg State, Saturday afternoon.

FSU falls to 4-9 on the season while Eastern Mennonite improved to 9-4.

The Bobcats and Royals battled to a 0-0 tie going into halftime. EMU held a 13-3 advantage in shots in the first half.

The Royals used their high energy to score the first goal by senior Liza Heavener.

Frostburg answered the Royals by scoring a goal at the 42:07 minute mark when freshman Sammy Salter (La Plata, Md./La Plata) scored her second goal of the season. Salter’s goal tied the game up at one a piece.

EMU again took control of the game and after a skirmish in front of the net the Lady Royals were granted a penalty stroke. Kristie Souder took the stroke for EMU and put the Lady Royals up 2-1.

Frostburg kept batteling and senior Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder) scored an unassisted goal for her sixth goal of the season. Griswold’s goal came with just eleven seconds left, and sent the game into overtime.

EMU would not waste any time, ending the game with just 32 seconds off the clock. Royals sophomore Megan Hershey found a crease around Amanda Runion (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) to knock home the game winning goal for Eastern Mennonite.

Bobcat goalie Amanda Runion made eight saves in the losing effort and falls to 4-8 on the season..

EMU outshot the Bobcats 21-11 and both teams finished tied in penalty corners with five each.

FSU will return to the field next Tuesday, October 10, when they host Juniata at 4:30 p.m.

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