FROSTBURG, MD -
The Frostburg State University men’s soccer team will face McDaniel College in the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic Championship at McDaniel’s Gill Field in Westminster, Md., Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The winner will advance to Saturday’s semifinal round to face either No. 3 Pitt-Greensburg (14-5-1) or No. 6 Washington & Jefferson (10-7-1) at 3:00 p.m. The game site will be determined late Wednesday.
Frostburg State (10-6-2), the No. 2 seed in the tournament, lost 1-0 to rival Penn State Behrend in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship last Saturday. McDaniel (13-7-1), the No. 7 seed, fell to Johns Hopkins 3-1 in the Centennial Conference semifinals last Friday.
The FSU offense has been led by sophomore Matt Moffa (Eastern Tech/Baltimore, Md.). Moffa, who was recently named to the 2003 All-AMCC first team, has eight goals and two assists on the season. In FSU’s 4-0 rout of Pitt-Bradford earlier this month, Moffa recorded a hat trick that included the game-winner.
The midfield has been solidified by freshmen Stephen Zoutman (Goshen/Chester N.Y.) and Dave Stinson (Urbana/Ijamsville, Md.) and juniors Jamie Romano (John Carroll/Joppatowne, Md.) and Jon Roth (Magruder/Gaithersburg, Md.).
Zoutman has tallied five goals and two assists on the season and scored one of the goals in FSU’s 2-0 win over Pitt-Greensburg in the AMCC semifinals. Stinson, who leads the team with five assists, has been pivotal this season with his consistent corner kicks and has also recorded two goals.
Roth, who has three goals and two assists, has led with his defensive skills and provided solid midfield support. Romano, who shares the lead in assists with Stinson, has one goal that served as the game-winner in FSU’s thrilling 3-2 defeat of Westminster.
Seniors Rob Burns (Joppatowne/Joppatowne, Md.), Nate DePasquale (N.Stafford/Stafford, Va.) and Mike Mutchler (Leonardtown/Leonardtown, Md.) anchor a Bobcat defense that has allowed 17 goals in 18 games. The trio has consistently protected the backfield and has provided the defensive muscle to propel the Bobcats to Wednesday’s game.
Freshman Tom Sadler (Sandy Spring Friends/Silver Spring Md.) has been instrumental in goal for the Red and Black, starting 14 games and posting 64 saves, a 1.02 goals against average, an .800 save percentage and three shutouts.
The Green Terror offense has been paced by junior Thomas Kane (Calvert Hall/Baltimore, Md.), sophomore David Long (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) and freshman Mathew Doyle (Rancocas Valley/Westampton, N.J.). Kane, the Centennial Conference Player of the Year, leads the squad with 17 goals and six assists on the season, while Long and Doyle have each tallied eight goals.
Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Wu (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) has 82 saves, an .804 save percentage and a 1.09 goals against average this season.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303