Field Hockey Earns Shutout Win at Virginia Wesleyan
Frostburg State Field Hockey earned a 4-0 shutout on Saturday, Sept. 17 against the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins.
The Frostburg State win started out with three goals in the first half that led the Bobcats to have a solid lead going into halftime. The Bobcats were able to find the back of the net again in the second half solidifying their shutout win.
As the team huddled together before the game, they agreed to score within the first two minutes of the game, and sure enough they held to it. Sophomore Lindsay Gardiner found the back of the net at the 1:41 mark.
They then took 2-0 lead when freshman Meghan Hughes found the back of the net off of a penalty stroke at 9:16. This was Hughes’ second goal of the season.
Sophomore Erin Barker gave the 3-0 lead when she scored nearly 15 minutes later at the 24:37 mark in the first half. Junior Ivy Meissner earned the assist on the Barker goal.
Seniors Taylor Bowen and Jacquelyn Nava combined for the fourth and final goal of the game as Bowen passed to Nava who then scored.
Frostburg outshot Virginia Wesleyan 22-7 including 14 shots in the first half. The Bobcats also had six penalty corners during the game.
Senior goalkeeper Jacqueline Gover made five saves in just over 60 minutes of action. This earned Gover her third win of the season. Freshman goalkeeper Sierra Smizer took the goal for the final stretch of the game.
With this victory, Frostburg improved to a 3-2 record overall.