— Freshman striker Christine Fitzgerald (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg)
scored two goals to lead Frostburg State to a 2-0 victory over McDaniel College Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium.
The win gave the Bobcats their first victory of the season, making their overall record 1-2, while the Green Terror fall to 1-1.
McDaniel got on the scoreboard first, when a junior forward Sarah Wallace cross found the head of freshman Leanne Hollinger. The goal came in the 27:19 minute mark of the first half.
Frostburg State continued to battle and evened the game in the 34th minute. Senior forward Lindsay Hoffman (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) beat a defender and then slotted the ball across the goal box, where she found Fitzgerald. She tapped the ball into the goal, to record her first career goal, in her first career start.
The game went into halftime tied 1-1 and would remain that way when the game was delayed late in the second half due to lightning.
When both teams came out of the lockerroom, the lightning had stopped but the rain continued to come down. The Bobcats came out with high energy and scored one minute after the delay. Fizgerald found herself once again all alone on the back post and tapped in a pass from freshman Kendal Moss (Hagerstown, Md./Williamsport) in the 77:21 minute mark.
Frostburg State would hold the lead for the remainder of the game, to give the Bobcats the 2-1 win.
FSU held a commanding lead in shots, outshooting McDaniel 34-11.
Green Terror goalkeeper Michelle Mullen recorded 20 saves, while starting Bobcat keeper Molly Whyte (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) had three. Freshman keeper Stephanie Gwinn (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) came in to the game in the second half and had four saves, earning her first career win.
The Bobcats return to action on September 13, when the travel to play Catholic University in a nonconference matchup. The game is set for a 2:00 pm kickoff.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303