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Football Falls to Westminster in Home Finale

FROSTBURG, MD — Senior Scott Froelich ran for 181 yards and accounted for all four Westminster touchdowns as the visiting Titans dropped Frostburg State 25-13 Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.

Froelich ran for two touchdowns, threw a touchdown pass to senior quarterback Joe Getsy and caught a scoring pass from Getsy to help Westminster improve to 4-4 on the season and 8-1-1 all-time against Frostburg State. The Bobcats fell to 2-6 on the year.

The loss spoiled another solid outing by senior Mike Kitchen (Lebanon, Pa./Lebanon), who ran 30 times for 133 yards. It was his third straight 100-yard rushing performance.

Kitchen appeared the give the Bobcats the lead on their first possession, but his 40-yard scoring run was negated due to a holding call. Two plays later, Westminster picked off a pass by FSU sophomore Jimmy Ward (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) at the Titan 16 to end the threat.

After the teams traded punts, Froelich put Westminster on the board with a 19-yard touchdown run with 6:03 left in the opening quarter.

Frostburg State was held on its ensuing possession but caught a break when a punt by senior Nick Quisgard (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) hit a Westminster player around the Titan 32 and rolled farther into WC territory.

Bobcat freshman Brad Dreyer (Jarrettsville, Md./Harford Tech) pounced on the ball at the WC 19, and five plays later, Ward hit senior Adam J. Snyder (Scottdale, Pa./South Moreland) with a three-yard touchdown pass. However, the extra point attempt was wide left and the Bobcats trailed 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Frostburg State took its only lead of the day on an unconventional play with 4:33 left in the half. Ward connected with junior Gil Bolden (Middleburg, Va./Loudoun Valley) on a short pass, and while being wrapped up by several Titan defenders, Bolden handed the ball off to Snyder, who raced 25 yards untouched into the end zone. Quisgard nailed the extra point to give FSU a 13-7 lead.

Westminster needed just five plays to move back in front as Froelich turned a short screen pass from Getsy into a 19-yard touchdown along the far sideline. The extra point attempt hit the right post and the game was tied at 13.

Kitchen sparked FSU on the first play of its ensuing possession, taking a screen pass and gaining 26 yards to midfield. A Titan personal foul on the play moved the ball to the 33, and the Bobcats continued to march to the Westminster three-yard line with four seconds left.

However, Quisgard’s 21-yard field goal attempt was wide right as time expired in the half, and the teams went into the lockerrooms deadlocked at 13.

Westminster used a Bobcat penalty and some razzle-dazzle on its first drive of the second half to take the lead for good. The Titans threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-eight from the FSU 30 but got another chance when the Bobcats were whistled for being offsides.

The visitors took advantage of the opportunity on the next play. Froelich took a handoff from Getsy and rolled to his left, but finding no running lanes, Froelich stopped and lobbed a pass across the field to Getsy, who sprinted 25 yards into the end zone.

The extra point attempt was no good but the Titans held a 19-13 lead with 3:49 left in the quarter.

Froelich then capped the scoring when he broke through the line and raced 61 yards for a touchdown with 4:44 remaining.

Frostburg State turned the ball over on downs near midfield on its final two possessions, and Westminster ran out the final seconds to seal the win.

Ward finished 13-of-35 for 139 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Snyder caught three passes for 50 yards and two scores.

Senior Tom Kaminsky led the Titans with 10 tackles, while senior James Clash (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) and junior Chris Lentz (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) had nine stops each for the Bobcats.

Frostburg State will travel to face Waynesburg Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 pm.

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