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Women's Soccer to Host Penn State Behrend in AMCC Championship Saturday
11/03/2005

FROSTBURG, MD — The top-seeded Frostburg State women’s soccer team will host No. 2 Penn State Behrend for the championship round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament Saturday, November 5 at Bobcat Field.

The Bobcats are 11-5-2 overall and 8-0-1 in the AMCC, while the Lions are 14-2-3 overall and 7-0-2 in the league.

This game marks the fifth time the two teams have met for the AMCC championship in the last six years. Last year, FSU defeated PSB 3-2 in double overtime when Erin Carraghan knocked a header past the goalie in the 107th minute. The last time Behrend won the title was in 2000, where they edged FSU by the score 5-4.

The Lions defeated No. 3 Lake Erie in the semifinal round Wednesday with a score of 3-1 to advance to the finals. Heather Crawford, Kara Struski and Holly Greiner put up the team’s goals. The Bobcats hosted No. 4 La Roche, where they won 4-0. Junior Lindsay Hoffman (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson (ETSU)) netted a goal and added three assists in the victory.

In the regular season, the two teams met on October 15 where they tied 0-0. The Bobcats have only lost one regular season AMCC game in the last three years.

Frostburg State has won 10 of its last 11 games, with eight coming by shutout, while Penn State Behrend has won 10 of its last 12 games, two were ties.

Junior Danielle Carter (Rockville, Md./Rockville) leads the Bobcats with 11 goals (seventh in the AMCC) and 23 points (ninth in the AMCC). Sophomore Jen Naylor (Riva, Md./St. Mary's) is second on the team with seven goals.

Sophomore goalie Molly Whyte (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) ranks second in the AMCC in both goals against average (0.66) and save percentage (.851). Whyte also is tied for first in the AMCC with four shutouts this season.

The Lions are led by Greiner who has 14 goals and 31 points on the year. Nikki Frisbee is second with 11 goals and 29 points and first with seven assists.

Behrend keeper Dara Nielsen is third in the AMCC with a 0.73 goals against average and a .841 save percentage.

The winner of Saturday’s game will advance to the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on November 9 against a team yet to be determined.

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