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Men's Soccer Edged by Division II Pitt-Johnstown

FROSTBURG, MD - Frostburg State lost a close 2-1 decision to Division II Pitt-Johnstown Sunday afternoon.The Bobcats rallied back in the second half to tie, but were bested by a Mountain Cat tally in the 76th minute.

The Bobcats (6-4-2, 4-0 AMCC) were in control offensively for most of the first half, but the Mountain Cats managed to sneak through and draw first blood when Nathan McElroy scored in the 26th minute off an assist across the middle from Luke Kane.

The Red and Black kept the intensity up into the second half and leveled the score in the 61st minute when freshman Stephen Zoutman (Goshen/Chester, N.Y.) found the net off a pass across the middle from sophomore Matt Moffa (Eastern Tech/Baltimore, Md.).

Both teams stayed aggressive as the minutes passed, looking for the game-winning goal, but it was the Mountain Cats (5-9-1) who would cap the scoring as Todd Kucenic found the net off an assist from Nathan McElroy in the 76th minute.

The Bobcats outshot Pitt-Johnstown 13-3 on the afternoon. Mountain Cat keeper Steve Weimer came up big with seven saves, while FSU freshman Tom Sadler (Sandy Spring Friends/Silver Spring, Md.) made one stop.

"We played well today, but we struggled to score," said head coach Keith Byrnes. "Our weakness was in defending a flight of balls, but it's something that we're going to work on."

The Bobcats return to action on Thursday, October 23rd, when they visit Waynesburg at 3:00 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