Field Hockey Falls Short of Championship

This past weekend the Frostburg State University Bobcats hosted the 2016 FSU field hockey tournament. The annual tournament hosted the Bobcats, plus three visiting teams from Randolph-Macon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Delaware Valley University.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the hosting Bobcats faced Randolph-Macon, and came out with a 4-0 shutout victory.  Sophomore Holly Van Wie put the Bobcats on the board in the fourth minute of the game with an assist from senior Jacquelyn Nava.  Senior Taylor Bowen nailed down the scoring with her first hat trick of the season.

Bowen scored her first goal of the season in the 20th minute of the game, and then again three minutes later.  Frostburg dominated play in the second half, with Bowen finding the back of the net in the 65th minute of the game with an assist from sophomore Cara Morrell.

The neutral-site game between Delaware Valley and Ohio Wesleyan resulted in an upset with Delaware Valley coming out with a 1-0 win.

Frostburg State faced Delaware Valley in the championship game on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Bobcats lost what was a slim match to Delaware Valley, 1-0, in the championship game of the FSU Tournament.

While Delaware Valley scored the only goal, Frostburg State held most of the momentum offensively.  FSU led in shots and penalty corners throughout the game, with several chances to even the score late in the contest.

A shot from sophomore Molly Pickard at 61:46 made it past Delaware Valley keeper Rosie Bishop, but was stopped with a defensive save by Mackenzie Harper.

Another chance at scoring came after the start of the second half.  Senior Taylor Bowen started down the field with a break-away and raced towards the Delaware Valley goal.  She then slipped a pass forward to sophomore Holly Van Wie.  Van Wie made it to goal, but her shot went just to the right of the net leaving the Bobcats at zero.

Senior goalkeeper Jacqueline Gover finished the championship game with two saves.  Pickard, Van Wie, Nava, and Hughes all posted two shots apiece.

The Frostburg State Bobcats return to play on Wednesday, Sept. 14 when they host Hood at 4 p.m.



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