FSU Women’s Soccer Goes 2-0 on Homecoming Week
Frostburg State University’s 2016 Homecoming Week was a historic one for the FSU women’s soccer team. The Bobcats took home two victories, the second of which was head coach Brian Parker’s 200th win of his Frostburg career.
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the Bobcats defeated Penn State Harrisburg (PSH) at home by a score of 3-0. The team was led in the shutout victory by freshman forward Brooke Shehade. Shehade opened the scoring with the game’s first goal in the 31st minute of action, when an assist from freshmen defender Jesse Dunagan led to a powerful strike that beat PSH goalkeeper Kayla Arnold. It didn’t take long for Shehade to get back on the scoreboard, beating Arnold again in the 35th minute of play on a shot assisted by junior forward Katie Broadhurst.
In the second half, the Bobcats remained safely in control of the contest, and even added to their goal tally. In the 85th minute, freshman midfielder Gwen Schemm knocked home a deep shot that was assisted by freshmen forward Kelly Richards to set the final score of 3-0. Goalkeeper Rhianna Lapen recorded three saves for Frostburg, who finished the match with a 13-9 edge in shots, and a 8-3 edge in shots on goal.
Back on the field in Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22, the FSU women’s soccer team took home their second shutout victory of homecoming week with a 3-0 win over conference foe Marymount University. After a scoreless first half, the Bobcats got rolling in the 54th minute when a goal from sophomore forward Haley Dalphon, that was assisted by Shehade, beat Marymount keeper Sydney Schultz. Minutes later, Shehade fired a shot of her own past Schultz in the 59th minute after stealing possession of the ball from a Marymount defender.
Closing out the scoring for FSU was sophomore defender Danielle Ferris, who headed a corner kick from Schemm into the goal in the 87th minute to seal the 3-0 shutout. In goal for the Bobcats was senior keeper Karen Belteton, who notched a pair of saves. Frostburg posted a commanding 20-8 advantage in shots, and a 13-2 edge in shots on goal. The women’s team is has now won its last four games, and has not allowed a goal since Oct. 8.