GREENSBURG, PA —
Top-seeded Pitt-Greensburg scored a pair of first-half goals to down fourth-seeded Frostburg State, 2-0, in the semifinals of the 2002 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Championships Tuesday afternoon.
UPG (18-1), which was a perfect 6-0 against league opponents during the regular season, will host No. 3 Penn State Behrend (8-9-4) in the championship match on Friday at 3 pm.
Penn State Behrend battled No. 2 Penn State Altoona to a 2-2 tie through two overtimes before winning the other semifinal contest in penalty kicks, 4-3.
Pitt-Greensburg got on the board in the ninth minute on a free kick and tacked on another goal in the 44th minute to conclude the scoring.
Frostburg State, who advanced to the AMCC title contest in each of the previous five years, outshot Pitt-Greensburg, 17-12, and held an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks but couldn't find the net.
"Our guys played well and we had our opportunities, but we just couldn't finish," said Bobcat first-year head coach Keith Byrnes. "That's the been the story of our season."
FSU senior Mike Pregnall (Oakton/Herndon, Va.) made five saves in the loss, while UPG senior Mitch Paterline stopped six shots.
Frostburg State finishes the season 8-9-2 overall.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303