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Men's Soccer Able to Escape with 1-1 Tie Against Kalamazoo
09/07/2002

DELAWARE, OH - On Saturday, the Frostburg State men’s soccer team (0-2-2) finally was able to put a mark on the scoreboard as they played in the consolation game of the Ohio Wesleyan Tournament against Kalamazoo College (1-2-1). The bad news however for the Bobcats was that they could not keep Kalamazoo off the board as they forced FSU into another double overtime tie, 1-1.

The match makes the fourth this year that has not ended in regulation time, with three of the four going into double overtime.

FSU’s goal came early in the second half as a crossing pass from sophomore Jason Brooks (Sophomore/Greenbelt, Md.) was tipped into the box by senior Steve Brett (Junior/Cumberland, Md.). Senior Jon Wieland (Senior/Woodbridge, Va.) was waiting for the tap-in goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the 56th minute.

Kalamazoo took the lead early, as it was able to early put pressure on FSU. The Bobcats settled down and played a solid match defensively against an aggressive Kalamazoo team. This allowed the Bobcats to counter-attack, resulting in its first goal of the year and another deadlock.

The key to the weekend was the great defensive effort put forth by the Bobcats, who were led by senior goalkeeper Mike Pregnall (Herndon/Herndon, Va.). Pregnall made seven saves against a nationally ranked John Carroll team Friday night and followed with seven more saves on Saturday against Kalamazoo on his way to being named to the All-Tournament Team.

Fellow senior Jay Levesque (Bishop O'Connell/Falls Church, Va.) also represented FSU on the All-Tournament squad after his strong play in the defensive end of the field.

FSU will look to use this game as momentum as it returns home looking for its first victory of the year. The Bobcats will have that chance on Wednesday as they host St. Mary’s (2-1) 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