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Men's Soccer Beats AMCC Rival Penn State Altoona in Home Opener
09/17/2003

FROSTBURG , MD — The Frostburg State Bobcats picked up their first win of the season, beating Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Penn State Altoona, 3-2.

The Bobcats were the first to get on the board when junior Ben David (Western S.T.E.S/Woodlawn, Md.) scored in the 22nd minute with a straight shot off a rebound.

Just under three minutes later, PSA answered when freshman Ryan Zechman found the net.

With 12 minutes remaining in the first half, freshman Jason Cromwell (Perry Hall/Baltimore, Md.) tallied a goal with a shot from the corner off an assist from junior Jamie Romano (John Carroll/Joppatowne, Md.),notching the score to 2-1.

FSU took control in the second period when sophomore Matt Moffa (Eastern Tech/Baltimore, Md.) scored in the 70th minute off an assist from freshman Dave Stinson (Urbana/Ijamsville, Md.), who set the play up after a corner kick from freshman Jason Cromwell (Perry Hall/Baltimore, Md.).

The Lions (4-2) managed to tally one more goal when freshman David Garcia scored with just over eight minutes left.

Freshman keeper Tom Sadler (Sandy Spring Friends/Silver Spring, Md.) had five saves on the day.

"It was a good win for us," said head coach Keith Byrnes. "We played hard and made the best of some opportunities, but we still have work to do."

The Bobcats (1-3) return to action Saturday, September 20th when they host Westminster at 3:00 pm.

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