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Women's Soccer to Host Second Annual Bobcat Invitational
09/08/2005

FROSTBURG, MD — Soccer fans can catch some of the top Divisions III women’s soccer teams in the region this weekend as Frostburg State hosts its second annual Bobcat Invitational this Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s action begins when FSU takes on Wooster at 1:00 pm. Johns Hopkins and Washington & Lee will then meet at 3:00 pm.

The games continue Sunday afternoon when Washington & Lee faces off against Wooster at 1:00 pm, and Frostburg State plays Johns Hopkins at 3:00 pm.

The Bobcats (1-1) have won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title the last four years. In each of those seasons, they have advanced to the NCAA tournament, making it to the second round the last two years. In its last outing, FSU edged past Eastern Mennonite 2-1 Wednesday. Senior Beth Hlebasko (New Market, Md./Linganore) assisted on FSU’s second goal of the game, giving her a school-record 27 for her career. She entered this season tied with Karen Kotofski for the all-time mark with 26.

Johns Hopkins (3-0) is ranked 17th in this week’s NSCAA/adidas national poll. The Blue Jays are also ranked third in the NSCAA/adidas Mid-Atlantic Region . In its last outing, JHU blanked then-No. 5 Oneonta State 3-0 for its first ever win against a top 10 opponent. Johns Hopkins has made eight consecutive post-season appearances (5 ECAC, 3 NCAA).

W&L (0-0) enters the weekend ranked fifth in the NSCAA/adidas South Region poll. The Generals finished 12-4-3 last season and advanced to their third straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship game. W&L advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2002 and 2003. In 2003, they made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 and were ranked as high as sixth in the nation.

Wooster (1-1) ended last season with a 13-4-1 record. The Fighting Scots are regularly ranked among the top 10 teams in the NCAA Great Lakes Region.

Admission to all four games is free.

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