Frostburg State Struggles Late in the Season
Frostburg State dropped their seventh game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 8, with a 1-2 loss to Christopher Newport. The Bobcats were plagued with penalties throughout the entire game, which proved to be critical in the game. Christopher Newport scored first early in the game, when Christopher Newport’s Stephen Durbin was able to get a pass from teammate Andrew Gogolin in the 22nd minute. Christopher Newport would hold on to that 1-0 lead going into the half. Early on in the second half, the Bobcats would strike to tie up the game 1-1. Bobcat junior Mukor Harris found the back of the net in the 53rd minute of regulation. Just seconds later though, Christopher Newport would strike again, to put them back up 2-1. That’s where the score would stay for the rest of the game, as yellow cards filled the rest of the books for the remaining part of the game, giving Christopher Newport the 2-1 victory.
The Bobcats were back into play on Wednesday, Oct. 12, as they took on CAC rival York. The Bobcats picked up their first tie of the season, with a 0-0 final score. The Bobcats delivered their best defensive game of the season, but continued to struggle on offense, as the Frostburg was outshot 22-7. FSU had opportunities that were few and far between. The Bobcats best chance at scoring came in the 65th minute of the game, when freshman Matt Morris hit the post on an open kick. At the end of regulation, the score was tied 0-0. The first overtime was uneventful, as neither team got a shot off. In the second overtime, the Bobcats offense was shut down, but York was given a few good scoring chances. All of York’s shots were shut down though by Bobcat goalkeeper Hassan Mustafa. At the end of the second overtime, the score was knotted at the final score of 0-0, giving the Bobcats their first tie of the season.