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Women's Soccer Wins AMCC Championship in Shootout
11/05/2005

FROSTBURG, MD — The Frostburg State women’s soccer team battled Penn State Behrend to a tie, but won the game in a penalty kick shootout (4-3) to become the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Champions for the fifth consecutive year Saturday afternoon.

WIth the win, the Bobcats set the AMCC record for the most championships won in a row (5) and earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Both teams battled through a scoreless first half with the Lions holding the shot advantage 7-2 and neither team taking a corner kick.

The best chance PSB had to score was in the 65th minute after a FSU foul gave senior Kacie Burns a free kick. Sophomore goalie Molly Whyte (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) made a diving save to prevent the goal. Frostburg State had its best chance to score in the 83rd minute when junior Danielle Carter (Rockville, Md./Rockville) knocked the ball toward the goal, but junior goalie Dara Nielsen made the stop.

The teams played through two scoreless overtime periods before going to a shootout to determine a winner. Senior Jodie Gittleson (Rockville, Md./Wootton) clinched the victory for the Bobcats.

Whyte played the entire 110 minutes and made six saves.

The NCAA Tournament bracket will be released Monday.

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