Bridgewater Eagles Defeat Bobcats
On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Frostburg State University Field Hockey team fell at home to Bridgewater College by a score of 2-0.
The Bobcats entered the game with high-powered offensive momentum, but Bridgewater was able to hold the Bobcats to only five shots throughout the entire game. The impressive defensive stand by the Eagles came in sharp contrast to Frostburg’s recent scoring spree. In their previous four games, the Bobcats had outscored their opponents by a combined score of 24-1.
The entire game proved to be a defensive one, with Frostburg’s defense allowing only 8 shots themselves, and senior goalkeeper Jacqueline Gover notching five saves throughout the contest.
Gover was able to block a Bridgewater shot with an impressive diving save in the 23rd minute, but Emily Matisons of Bridgewater opened the scoring with 1:02 remaining in the first half. Matisons’ score was the only one of the opening period for either team, and it was assisted by junior midfielder Casey Gaffney.
In the second half, the Eagles were able to extend their scoring lead. In the 45th minute, senior midfielder Shannon Strosser made the score 2-0 off an assist from Matisons. Frostburg State sophomore Holly Van Wie had a chance to cut into the Bridgewater lead late in the contest, but Eagles’ goalkeeper Alexis Thomasson blocked the shot for one of her two saves.
The loss dropped the Bobcats to a 5-3 record overall, and it ended the four game winning streak the Bobcats had built up heading into the matchup with Bridgewater.