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Women's Soccer Plays Eastern Mennonite to Double Overtime Tie
10/05/2002

HARRISONBURG, VA - Frostburg State women’s soccer team battled host Eastern Mennonite to a 1-1 tie in two overtimes Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats, coming off a two-overtime thriller on Thursday, continued with the second of four games in a six-day span. The double overtime match is Frostburg State's fifth of the season, four of which have resulted in a tie.

Frostburg State (5-3-4) fell behind in the fifth minute when a breakaway run for the Royals resulted in their only real scoring opportunity. EMU was able to take full advantage, putting the ball past junior goalkeeper Stephanie Zych (Guilderland/Slingerlands, N.Y.). Zych was able to shut down the Royals attack with five saves on 14 total shots.

The Bobcats, who outshot Eastern Mennonite, 18-14, countered quickly as Erica Neuser (Fallston/Forest Hill, Md.) sent a dangerous ball into the box that Aimee Sprague (Yarmouth/Yarmouth, Mass.) deflected past the goalie to tie the game at 1-1 in the 28th minute.

The game went into halftime deadlocked at one as Frostburg State had dominated the first half stats, yet it didn't show on the scoreboard. In the first half the Bobcats outshot the Royals, 9-6, had the advantage in corner kicks, 3-1, and outpossessed Eastern Mennonite.

The Bobcats created several chances in the second half but came up empty.

Sophomore Karen Kotosfki (Northeast/Glen Burnie, Md.) fired off eight shots, including a great chance on a 20-yard direct kick that Royal goalkeeper Rochelle Yoder deflected away to keep the tie intact.

"Nobody likes the tie, but we are very happy with the effort and the performance of our team," said Bobcat Head Coach Brian Parker. "This was by far our best game of the season, and it comes just in time as we look to return to conference play."

FSU will host Mary Washington on Sunday, October 6th at the Bobcat Soccer Complex at 2:00 p.m. The Bobcats then return to conference play on Tuesday, October 8th as they host La Roche at 4:00 p.m.

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