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Women's Soccer Loses Season-Opener to Richard Stockton

FROSTBURG, MD — The Frostburg State women’s soccer team lost a tough battle to Richard Stockton on Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats start the season (0-1), while the Stockton Ospreys are (1-1).

FSU had it’s best chance of the match nineteen minutes into the first half, when senior striker Lindsay Hoffman (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) had a shot bounce off the top corner of the crossbar.

The two teams went into halftime 0-0, after an evenly fought first half.

Richard Stockton recorded it’s first goal of the game, six minutes into the second half, when freshman striker Courtney Dougherty capitalized on a mistake by the Frostburg State defense. Doughtery made a move, beating a FSU defender and then netting the ball into the lower corner of the goal, past the diving hands of FSU goalkeeper Molly Whyte (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge).

In the 61st minute of the game, Richard Stockton senior Rachel Friel converted on a penalty kick shot, putting the Osperys up 2-0.

Frostburg had a chance at getting a goal back when freshman Christine Fitzgerald (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) darted down the right side of the field to chase a loose ball. Fitzgerald beat a Stockton defender to the ball, made a move, and attacked the endline. Her shot, however was blocked by Ospery keeper Alex Rogers.

Whyte was credited with nine saves, while Rogers recorded five. Richard Stockton outshot Frostburg State 15-8.

The Bobcats return to action September 6 at 7:00 pm, when they play host to Eastern Mennonite at Bobcat Stadium.

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