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Men's Soccer Travels to Pitt-Greensburg for AMCC Semifinal Match
11/02/2004

FROSTBURG, MD — The Frostburg State men’s soccer team travels to Pitt-Greensburg tomorrow at 2:00 pm in the semifinal round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament.

No. 4 Frostburg State (11-7-2) and No. 1 Pitt-Greensburg (12-5-1) each enter the match on different paths. UPG, which is ranked seventh in the Mid-Atlantic region poll, enters the match having received a first-round bye after winning the AMCC regular-season title.

Frostburg State is coming off a 3-1 victory over rival Penn State Behrend on Saturday in the opening round of the tournament. Junior Matt Moffa (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) scored two goals and junior goalkeeper Bryn Varhol (Alexandria, Va./Bishop O'Connell) came up big by stopping 13 shots.

During the regular season, Pitt-Greensburg defeated FSU 4-1 on October 5. Pitt-Greensburg spread the wealth with four different players scoring goals. As a team, UPG out-shot FSU 17-8. Freshman Trevor Havey (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored the only FSU goal in the 27th minute off a feed from Moffa.

The trio of Moffa, Havey and freshman Kenny Dotter (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) pace the Bobcat scoring attack this year. Havey (eight goals and six assists) and Moffa (10 goals and two assists) lead FSU with 22 points. Dotter has 16 points on seven goals and two assists.

Throughout the 2004 campaign, FSU has rotated four goalkeepers who have combined for 98 saves, a .766 save percentage and eight shutouts. As a unit, they own a stingy 1.46 goals against average, good for third in the AMCC.

As a team, UPG is ranked third in NCAA Division III in scoring offense, averaging 4.13 goals per game. Offensively, UPG is led by Adam Zeleznick, David Tintera and Justin Innocent. Zeleznick leads the AMCC with 42 points on 19 goals and four assists. He also ranks among the top scorers in the nation in points and goals per game.

Tintera is second in the AMCC with 37 points on a balanced 12 goals and 13 assists. He also ranks among the nation’s leaders in assists. Innocent ranks sixth in the AMCC with eight goals and seven assists on the season.

In net, Pitt-Greensburg uses two keepers, Greg Faltenovich (6-3) and John Harshman (6-2-1). The two have combined for 68 saves and a 1.66 goals against average on the year. Faltenovich leads the team with 41 saves and a .732 save percentage.

The winner of the FSU - UPG game will advance to the AMCC championship match against the winner of the No. 4 Lake Erie/No. 2 Penn State Altoona match. The title game is scheduled for Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 pm at the highest remaining seed.

This year’s AMCC Tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournamen

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