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Men's Soccer to Face Lake Erie in First Round of AMCC Tournament

FROSTBURG, MD — The Frostburg State men’s soccer team will travel to Lake Erie College for a first round showdown in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament. The two squads will meet Saturday in Painesville, Ohio at 3:00 pm.

The Bobcats earned the No. 6 seed in the tournament by defeating La Roche 6-0 on Wednesday evening.

FSU (6-10-1) and LEC (10-7-1) have already met once this year with the Bobcats getting the better of the Storm. Junior Kenny Dotter (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) scored the lone goal of the match in overtime to give the Bobcats the victory.

Lake Erie is led by sophomore Joe Starvaggi and senior Brad McFadden. Starvaggi has eight goals, 12 assists, for a total of 28 points, while McFadden has eight goals, three assists, for 19 points. Freshman Mike Loparo has started every game in net for the Storm, giving up 21 total goals, posting two shutouts, and boasting a .798 save percentage.

Dotter leads Frostburg State, with 11 goals, two assists, for 24 total points, which places him eighth in total points in the AMCC. Senior Derek Richardson (New Windsor, Md./Linganore) and sophomore Jay Herford (Crofton, Md./South River) have been in net for FSU. Richardson started the season and played in 12 games before suffering an injury. He was 4-7-1 with four shutouts and 55 saves. Herford minded the net for seven games, going 2-3, posting two shutouts and making 30 saves.

In other AMCC tournament action, Penn State Behrend is the No. 4 seed and it will host the No. 5 seed Pitt-Bradford, Saturday at noon.

Top-seeded Medaille (18-1, 9-0- AMCC) and No. 2 Penn State Altoona (13-2-2, 8-1 AMCC ) have earned first-round byes and will host semifinal matches Wednesday, November 1 at 2:00 pm. The Lake Erie-Frostburg State winner will meet Altoona, and the No. 4-No. 5 victor will face Medaille.

The AMCC championship match is scheduled for Saturday, November 4 at the highest remaining seed. The AMCC Tournament champion will receive an automatic bid the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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