FSU Women’s Soccer Racks Up Conference Wins
The Frostburg women’s soccer team secured a playoff spot in the CAC tournament with their 2-0 win over Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday, Oct. 18. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Bobcats defeated conference rival Salisbury 1-0 on senior day during FSU’s homecoming weekend.
Against Penn State Harrisburg, the Bobcats dominated the majority of possession in the first half against a physical Nittany Lion team. The Bobcats were unable to put the ball in the back of the net in the first half and went into intermission tied at zero.
Action went back and forth in the beginning of the second half with both teams having scoring opportunities.
The first Bobcat goal started with sophomore midfielder Gwen Schemm, as she found junior forward Danielle Ferris on a long ball in the 82nd minute. Ferris settled the ball and slotted a perfect pass into the stride of sophomore forward Brooke Shehade who found the back of the net.
Shehade scored her second of the afternoon on a penalty kick in the 86th minute. Senior midfielder Melanie Bell blocked a clearance by the Nittany Lion’s backline and found junior forward Hailey Turney running into the 18. Turney was fouled by the keeper which resulted in the penalty kick.
Shehade now leads the team with eight goals. The Bobcats outshot the Nittany Lions 12-10 with 11 of those shots on target.
Junior goalkeeper Emily Faust had the shutout.
With their fifth conference win and third win in a row, the Bobcats secured a place in the top six in the CAC earning them a spot in the postseason.
Against Salisbury, the FSU women took home another quality conference win. The game held particular significance because it took place on senior day and during homecoming weekend. The game’s only goal was scored by Shehade off of a pass from Ferris 3:37 into the second half. That victory brings the FSU women’s team to second place in the CAC standings.