NEW WILMINGTON, PA —
Senior forward Tammy Newell scored two goals and assisted on a third tally to power host Westminter College to a 4-1 win over Frostburg State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Wednesday afternoon.
The Titans (16-5-2) advance to the NCAA Great Lakes Region semifinal to take on defending national champion Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday at 5:00 pm. The Bobcats end their season with a 10-8-4 overall record under first-year head coach Brian Parker.
Westminster, now 16-1-2 after starting the season with four straight losses, opened the scoring in the 12th minute when senior Katie Krone connected off an assist from Newell.
Newell, who entered the game with a team-high 20 goals, scored the first of her two goals just over seven minutes later and added another at the 26:48 mark to give the Titans a commanding 3-0 lead. Angie DePascale assisted on both tallies.
Frostburg State, which was making its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, got on the board when sophomore Karen Kotofski (Northeast/Glen Burnie, Md.) scored an unassisted goal — her team-high 17th of the year — just over two minutes later, but the Titans used an aggressive style to hold the Bobcats off.
Westminster, which held a 27-18 advantage in shots, committed 19 fouls as opposed to just two for FSU, and the Bobcats could not find much offensive rhythm.
The Titans closed out the scoring in the 55th minute when Ashley Tonks converted a pass from DePascale.
Westminster sophomore Nicole Drummond made five saves in the victory, while FSU junior Stephanie Zych (Guilderland/Slingerlands, N.Y.) stopped 11 shots.
Frostburg State looks to build on this season's success, as 19 of its 20 players are eligible to return next year.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303