BALTIMORE, MD —
Frostburg State scored a pair of second-half goals to rally from a 2-0 deficit and earn a 2-2 tie against host Johns Hopkins in a battle of regionally ranked teams Wednesday night at Homewood Field.
The Blue Jays (2-1-1), ranked fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region in this week’s NSCAA/adidas Rankings, opened the scoring in the 10th minute on a goal from junior Meg McIntosh and took a 2-0 lead when sophomore Kaitlin Giannetti found the net in the 16th minute.
The Bobcats (1-0-1), who came into the evening ranked ninth in the Great Lakes Region, finally broke through in the 54th minute when senior Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast) connected for her third goal of the year.
Junior Beth Hlebasko (New Market, Md./Linganore) pulled FSU even in the 60th minute when her long service from midfield took a big bounce over Johns Hopkins goalkeeper Jen Goebel and went into the net.
Bobcat freshman Molly Whyte (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) earned her first collegiate win after making five saves and allowing no goals in the second half and both overtime periods.
Senior Kelly Jones (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) played the first half, making two saves and allowing both JHU goals.
Goebel, who had posted shutout wins in each of JHU’s last two games, allowed two goals and made one save in 110 minutes.
"We’re fortunate to get this result against a tough regionally ranked team," said FSU Head Coach Brian Parker. "They jumped on us early before we finally settled in and slowly gained momentum in the second half."
The Bobcats are scheduled to return to action this weekend as they host the FSU 10-Year Anniversary Tournament. FSU will take on Bethany Friday at 3:00 pm, and Eastern Mennonite and Catholic square off at 5:00 pm.
Action continues Saturday as Bethany meets Catholic at noon and Frostburg State faces Eastern Mennonite at 2:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303