Frostburg State women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to conference opponent La Roche for their first conference loss of the year. Down two goals sophomore Karen Kotofski (Northeast/Glen Burnie, Md.)
was awarded a penalty kick with over 23 minutes remaining. The shot went was driven off the right post just missing the inside of the netting.
Kotofski was able to rebound and put a goal by Redhawk goalkeeper Ashley Chehovits to prevent her from earning her sixth shutout of the season in the 87th minute. The Bobcats were able to get eight quality scoring chances seemingly all in the second half, but Chehovits was able to collect seven saves and shut down the aggressive power attack.
With just five seconds remaining sophomore Erika Neuser (Fallstown/Forrest Hill, Md.) was able to put a shot on net which seemed to just float and looked as if it had a chance to stay out of the reach of the goalkeeper, but fell into her outstretched hands and secured the victory for La Roche.
Junior Stephanie Zych (Guilderland/Slingerlands, N.Y.) was able to answer on the other side of the field with seven saves of her own but a couple bounces put her out of position and allowed La Roche to find the net twice in the first half.
Statistically the teams seemed to play an offensive style game that was won evenly on each side of the field. FSU out shoot La Roche 15-13, with many of those coming late as the Redhawks protected a lead. Saves were seven for each goalkeeper, fouls were 15-12 FSU and even offsides were 5-4 La Roche. No team had much of an advantage statistically except the one the Bobcats could not take advantage of, the yellow card penalty kick.
La Roche was led by Jenay Zebley who was able to score both Redhawk goals, one assisted by Lauren Campbell and the other from Lindsay Wagerer.
The loss drops Frostburg State to 2-1 in the conference and 5-5-4 overall. They will look to rebound in conference play this weekend as they travel to Lake Erie College and look to remain in the hunt to defend their conference title.
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