FROSTBURG, MD -
The Frostburg State University men’s soccer team will host Pitt-Greensburg in the semifinals of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament Wednesday at 2 p.m.
FSU (9-5-2, 5-1 AMCC), which is the No. 2 seed in the tournament, posted a narrow 1-0 win over No. 3 Pitt-Greensburg (14-4-1, 4-2) at home October 25th.
Top-seeded Penn State Behrend (12-4-2, 5-1) will host No. 4 La Roche (8-8-3, 3-3) in Wednesday’s other semifinal match. The semifinal winners will meet for the championship Saturday at 2 p.m. with the higher seed hosting the title contest.
Last Saturday, FSU fell to Penn State Behrend 2-0 with firstplace in the AMCC at stake. The two teams tied for first-place honors, but PSB earned the top seed and home field advantage in the AMCC Tournament based on the head-to-head victory.
Frostburg State has had a successful overall season. After losing their first three matches by one goal each, the Bobcats have since gone on a 9-2-2 tear that helped them earn a seventh-place ranking in the October 26th NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional poll.
The FSU offense has been led by sophomore Matt Moffa (Eastern Tech/Baltimore, Md.), who has eight goals and two assists on the season and currently ranks sixth in the AMCC in scoring. In FSU’s 4-0 rout of Pitt-Bradford earlier this month, Moffa recorded a hat trick that included the game-winner.
Juniors Jamie Romano (John Carroll/Joppatowne, Md.) and Jon Roth (Magruder/Gaithersburg, Md.) have helped solidify the midfield along with freshman Stephen Zoutman (Goshen/Chester N.Y.).
Zoutman has four goals and two assists on the year and tallied the game-winner against UPG during the regular season. Roth has three goals and two assists, while Romano has a team-high five assists and one goal, which was the game-winner in a 3-2 win over 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 16 goals in 16 games.
Freshman Tom Sadler (Sandy Spring Friends/Silver Spring Md.) has been solid in goal for the Red and Black, starting 14 games and posting 60 saves, a 1.10 goals against average, an .800 save percentage and two shutouts. Sadler is ranked second in the AMCC in goaltending.
Pitt-Greensburg has had a steady stream of victories in its regular season, its most convincing coming in a 16-0 pummeling of Mt. Aloysius in late August. The Bobcats enter the tournament having won six of the their last seven matches.
UPG, which is ranked first in the AMCC in scoring, has been led by sophomore Adam Zeleznick who ranks No. 1 in the AMCC in scoring with 21 goals and one assist.
Also dangerous on the attack is junior Dave Tintera. Tintera has nine goals and 15 assists on the season and ranks first in the AMCC in assists and third in scoring.
In goal for the UPG Bobcats this season has been junior Greg Faltenovich. Faltenovich ranks fourth in the AMCC in goaltending with 70 saves and a 1.29 GAA.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303