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Men's Soccer Advances to AMCC Final
11/06/2003

HERMINIE, PA – Frostburg State used second-half goals from freshmen Stephen Zoutman (Goshen/Chester, N.Y.) and Dave Stinson (Urbana/Ijamsville, Md.) to post a 2-0 win over Pitt-Greensburg in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men’s soccer semifinal game Thursday afternoon at Yough Senior High School's Cougar Stadium.

The Red and Black opened the scoring in the 53rd minute when Stinson sent a perfect service from the far right corner of the field, and Zoutman headed it inside the far post for his third goal of the season.

FSU wrapped up scoring in the 85th minute when Stinson knocked in a feed from sophomore Kodjo Gnatiko (Montgomery Blair/Montgomery Village, Md.).

The teams battled to a scoreless first half, with each squad getting limited scoring chances.

Frostburg State (10-5-2) had the first opportunity in the 16th minute when Stinson's shot from the far corner of the 18 was saved.

Pitt-Greensburg (14-5-1) got its best first-half chance in the 24th minute as junior Mark Eckhardt blasted a shot just over the goal.

FSU had another chance in the 43rd minute, but Gnatiko sent a shot just wide.

UPG had a chance for the equalizer with 24:55 left when it sent a header wide and left of the goal on a direct kick.

FSU kept the pressure on in the final 20 minutes. Moffa sent a shot high and wide from 13 yards out. Moments later, junior Ben David (Western S.T.E.S./Woodlawn, Md.) rolled a shot left and wide.

While he was not forced to make any saves, freshman keeper Tom Sadler (Sandy Spring Friends/Silver Spring, Md.) cleared several balls out of the danger zone to record his third shutout of the season.

FSU outshot UPG 13-8 and maintained a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.

The second-seeded Bobcats return to action on Saturday, November 8th when they face No. 1 seed Penn State Behrend in the AMCC finals at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa. at noon.

FSU dropped a 2-0 decision to PSB last Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams.

“It’s great to be moving on to the championship,” said head coach Keith Byrnes. “UPG is a tough team and both squads were strong today. We played hard and well together, and I’m happy to be meeting Behrend again.”

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