- Frostburg State closed out its regular season with a 4-1 victory over Penn State Behrend on Saturday afternoon. Both teams came into the game tied atop the conference at 5-0 and fighting for the number one seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
Led by junior Karen Kotofski's (Northeast/Glen Burnie, Md.) three goals, the Bobcats won their first ever regular season conference championship.
Frostburg State, who is currently riding a program record nine-game winning streak, got on the board first as junior Beth Yetter (Holy Cross-MC/Silver Spring, Md.) scored off of an assist from Kotofski in the 14th minute.
In the 28th minute, Kotofski scored her sixth game winner of the season as she received a pass from junior Becky Rambo (Hereford/Freeland, Md.) to put FSU up 2-0 going into halftime.
Penn State Behrend got on the board in the 58th minute, ending a span of over 297 minutes that senior goalkeeper Stephanie Zych (Guilderland/Slingerlands, N.Y.) had held opponents scoreless. She has now only allowed two goals in her last 472 minutes in net.
On the afternoon, Zych made 11 saves, which ties her season high, in her 45th career victory.
Following the goal by the Lions, Kotofski answered with her second and third goals of the game both coming unassisted in the 70th minute.
Kotofski now has a team-high 19 goals on the season, two shy of her single-season record of 21 that she set in 2001. She also leads the team with 42 points, which improves her recently set FSU career records to 57 goals and 127 points.
The hat-trick for Kotofski was her second this season and sixth of her career. She has also recorded four multi-goal games this season and 15 in her career
Frostburg State will now head into the AMCC tournament as the defending tournament champions and the number one seed. The Bobcats will host fourth seed, La Roche College on Tuesday, November 4th at 2:00 p.m. and with a victory will host the winner of Penn State Behrend - Pitt-Greensburg game on Friday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303