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Kotofski Records First Career Hat Trick to Lead Women's Soccer Past Pitt-Greensburg

FROSTBURG, MD — Freshman Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./North East) recorded her first career hat trick go lead Frostburg State to a 5-0 win over Pitt-Greensburg in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Amy Foote (Baltimore, Md./Patapsco) opened the scoring in the game's seventh minute when she took a pass from freshman Kim Dunbar (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) cross, dribbled behind two defenders and sent a rolling shot into the right corner of the net.

Kotofski netted her first goal of the afternoon with 10:05 left in the first half, walking in on Pitt-Greensburg goalie Linday Schaeffer and sending another shot into the right side of the net to give FSU a 2-0 halftime lead.

Frostburg State (7-1, 1-0 AMCC) put the game away midway through the second half with three goals in a five-minute span.

Kotofski sandwiched her fourth and fifth goals of the season around junior Tiffany Parker's (Pasadena, Md./North East) tally as the Bobcats rolled to the win.

Sophomore Stephanie Zych (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland) did not have to make a save in earning her fourth shutout of the season. She lowered her goals against average to 0.58. Schaeffer made 29 saves for UPG.

Frostburg State, which held a 54-3 advantage in shots, returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Lake Erie in another AMCC match at 1:00 p.m.

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