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Lacrosse Beats Roanoke in Close Battle
03/24/2003

SALEM, VA. — After trading blows with Roanoke and ending the first half in a 4-4 tie, the Bobcats managed to outscore the Maroons in the second half for a 10-9 victory.

Sophomore powerhouse Page Macey (Linthicum, Md./North County) opened scoring for the Bobcats when she netted a goal just over 14 minutes into the game.

Roanoke replied at 23:26 when it found the net. Less than a minute later, freshman Stefanie Ritz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) answered when she found the net off an assist from senior Andrea Duffy (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool).

Shortly after, at 25:26, Roanoke levied a two goal spree in under 20 seconds that put the Maroons up 3-2 with just over four minutes left in the half.

FSU replied with its own one-two punch when freshman Kate Nicol (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg) scored at 27:37 off an assist from sophomore Caitlin Howley (Damascus, Md./Damascus). Less than a minute passed when Duffy found the net at 28:30 off an assist from Macey, notching the score to 4-3 for the Bobcats.

Roanoke scored with :54 left to cap first half scoring and enter the break in a tie.

FSU came out striking in the second stanza when Ritz found the net at 1:40 off an assist from freshman Kelly Duncan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and Howley scored at 2:20.

The Maroons answered with a goal at 2:40, but Macey found the net again at 5:05. Roanoke scored again at 7:41, but this time Nicol answered back off an assist from Duncan at 14:46.

The Maroons managed to score at 15:00, but were stunned when Macey netted two goals at 16:54 and 19:14, respectively.

In a last ditch effort to break-even with the Red and Black, Roanoke scored twice in a row with goals at 22:33 and 25:48 but couldn't cut the one-point margin owned by FSU.

Junior Sarah Shockley (Fallston, Md./Fallston) played an outstanding game that included 14 saves on the day.

Head Coach Eric Day said his team played hard and never gave up. "We showed what we can be as a team and we won a close battle against tough competition."

Frostburg State returns to action on Wednesday, March 26th when it visits Methodist at 4:00 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