– Frostburg State used four first-half goals to help down Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Pitt-Greensburg 5-0, Wednesday night at Bobcat Stadium.
The Bobcats improved to 4-7 overall and 2-1 in the league, while Pitt-Greensburg falls to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Junior Gregg Laskow (Plainsboro, N.J./WWP-North) started the scoring with a goal off a corner kick eight minutes into play. Laskow received the ball at the corner of the goalbox and hit a hard shot that soared into the upper right corner of the goal, beating UPG goalkeeper Alan Puglia.
Freshman Travis Palmer (Centerville, Md./Queen Annes County) netted the Bobcats second goal of the game off an assist from junior Trevor Havey (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty). Havey laid the ball off for Palmer and he hit a low shot that ricocheted off the left goalpost and into the net. The goal came at the 17:31 minute mark of the match, and it was Palmer’s first collegiate goal.
FSU continued to pressure UPG and it turned into the Bobcats third goal. In the 28th minute Kenny Dotter (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) intercepted an errant pass from a Pitt-Greensburg defender and found himself one on one with Puglia. Dotter placed the ball around the charging goalkeeper, for his first goal of the match.
Dotter than netted another goal eight minutes later. Senior Sean Quealy (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) played the ball in behind the UPG defense, that Dotter ran onto and placed into the goal. With tonight’s goals, Dotter leads the Bobcats with eight, which is tied for his collegiate career high.
Pitt-Greensburg got it’s best chance of the night in the 58th minute, when senior Mike Mount’s free kick from 20 yards out ended up going inches over the crossbar.
Dotter had a chance in the 66th minute to net a hat-trick, however, his shot bounced off the right goalpost and back into play, where it was cleared by a UPG defender.
Junior Alex Wilkinson (La Vale, Md./Bishop Walsh) capped off the scoring for the Bobcats, when he scored a goal off an assist from freshman Patrick Ferraris (Springfield,Va./Paul VI Catholic). Wilkinson’s goal came in the 73rd minute and it was the first of his collegiate career.
The game would later be called due to lightning with 9:51 remaining in the match. Frostburg State outshot Pitt-Greensburg 25-6. Senior Derek Richardson (New Windsor, Md./Linganore) was credited with making one save, while Puglia made nine in the losing effort.
“It was good to finally finish our scoring chances,” said head coach Keith Brynes.” “We scored a goal quick and it helped swing momemtum in our favor. Our last two games we’ve played good soccer and hopefully it can continue into the weekend.”
Frostburg State travels to Hilbert on Saturday October 7, for a 3:00 pm game.
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