FSU Field Hockey Shuts Out Ohio Wesleyan
On Sunday, Sept. 10, the Frostburg State University (FSU) women’s field hockey team earned their first victory of the early season with a 1-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan at Bobcat Stadium. The visiting team grabbed control of the game early, keeping possession on their offensive half of the field for nearly the first 10 minutes of the game. As the first half progressed, however, the Bobcats rallied back with tenacious defensive play and several strong offensive counter-attacks. Finally, FSU junior Molly Pickard got the home team on the scoreboard in the 26th minute when she scored off a rebounded save that originated with a shot from FSU senior captain Ivy Meissner. The score of the game would remain 1-0 throughout the rest of the first half.
In the second period of play, FSU continued to make strong offensive runs, but it was the Bobcat defense that halted numerous late-game challenges from Ohio Wesleyan. Despite several moments when it appeared that Ohio Wesleyan would score an equalizer, the Bobcats held strong. The defensive effort for FSU was led by stellar play from senior Savannah Neubert, junior Cara Morrell, and senior Nicole Leighty. Leighty had five saves in goal during the contest, and Morrell added two defensive saves. Ultimately, the FSU defense proved too strong for Ohio Wesleyan, and the Bobcats walked away with the 1-0 victory.