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Men's Soccer Drops Hard-Fought Contest to Gettysburg in Home Opener

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State dropped a hard-fought 3-2 home-opening contest to Gettysburg Tuesday afternoon.

The Bobcats (1-2) had a chance to tie the game with 30 seconds left in regulation when junior Matt Moffa (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) was an awarded a penalty kick after he was tripped in the box by Gettysburg goalie Nick Wells-Bundtzen.

Moffa blasted a low shot towards the left post but Wells-Bundtzen guessed correctly, diving to his right and punching the ball away to seal the win.

The Bullets (1-2) opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Pat Brown found the net off an assist from David Pone. They then took a 2-0 lead in the 19th minute as Pete Kareha headed in a corner kick by Pone from around eight yards out.

Frostburg State got on the board in the 22nd minute when junior goalie Bryn Varhol (Alexandria, Va./Bishop O’Connell) sent a long punt ahead to Moffa, who won possession and fired the ball into the left corner of the net to bring the Bobcats to within 2-1 at the half.

Gettysburg created some breathing room in the 61st minute when Greg Seldon scored off Pone’s third assist of the day.

The Bobcats closed out the scoring in the 83rd minute when freshman defender Andrew Appelbaum (Severn, Md./Old Mill) netted his first collegiate goal off an assist from fellow freshman Eric Whisman (Severn, Md./Glen Burnie).

Well-Bundtzen made four saves to earn the victory, while Varhol took the loss after allowing two goals and making one save in the first half.

Sophomore Tom Sadler (Silver Spring, Md./Sandy Spring Friends) played the second half in net for the Bobcats and made two saves while allowing one goal.

The Bobcats held a 17-12 edge in shots as well as a 14-4 advantage in corner kicks in a physical contest that featured 27 fouls and three yellow cards.

"I thought we worked hard enough to deserve better," said FSU third-year head coach Keith Byrnes. "I was very pleased with our work rate and with the fact that we never gave up."

The Bobcats return to action Saturday when they visit Misericordia at 6:00 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