FSU Women’s Soccer Loses to No. 23 McDaniel

The Frostburg State women’s soccer team was unable to upset No. 23 McDaniel at Bobcat Stadium.

The McDaniel attack proved to be too much for the Bobcats, outscoring the home team 3-0 and leading in shots 18-2. The first goal of the match came in the 13th minute of the game when Kirsten Gibson won a footrace to the ball 30 yards away from the net. Upon collecting the pass, she was able to beat two FSU defenders and slide the ball to the lower right corner, slipping by senior goalkeeper Karen Belteton. The Green Terror’s next goal came with 9:42 left in the half. Christina Wroblewski carried the ball to the end line before making a beautiful pass to Katie Kirschenmann, who was able to shield an FSU defender before sending the ball into the bottom left corner, putting McDaniel up 2-0.

After regrouping at halftime, the Bobcats were able to change the momentum in the opening minutes of the second period. FSU recorded five corner kicks in the match, all of which were earned in the second half. Unfortunately, the Bobcats were unable to capitalize on this momentum and did not find the back of the net. However, the FSU defense was able to hold McDaniel to five shots in the second and conceded only one goal. The goal was scored with 22 minutes to go, when Gibson assisted Wroblewski, making the final score 3-0.

Both the Bobcats and the Green Terror changed goalkeepers at halftime. Belteton played in the goal for the Bobcats in the first half and recorded three saves. After the break, sophomore Rhianna Lapen stepped in and recorded one save. Sarah McDonald and Haley Jacobs shared time for McDaniel.

The Green Terror improve to 6-0 and will face Bryn Mawr in their next match. The Bobcats will move to 3-5 and will open Capital Athletic Conference play against Wesley on Saturday, Sept. 24 on their home turf.

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