Women’s Volleyball Ends Season with Unfortunate Loss

The Bobcats suffered a season-ending 3-1 loss to Mary Washington in the opening round of the 2015 CAC Tournament.The Frostburg Bobcats finished the season 17-18 overall after dropping the four-set match to the Eagles, who move on to the tournament semifinals with a 23-6 slate.

FSU won the second set of the match 25-18 after dropping the first 25-19. The Eagles took sets three and four 25-18 and 25-19, respectively.

Despite the tough loss, sophomore Lindsey Scepura set Frostburg’s single-season digs record.  Scepura registered 26 digs and capped her season with 689 to set the single-season mark.  The previous record was set by Tischa Blank in 1995 with 679 digs.

Sophomore Naya Cheatem paced the attack with 19 kills, while senior Aimee Petrides smacked 13. Sophomore Zoe Harris contributed eight. Cheatem eclipsed the 600 kill goal for the season and finished third in a single-season with 607.  Petrides finished her four-year career with 1,273 kills, good for sixth in a career at Frostburg.

Sophomore Maddie Torres handed out 40 or more assists for the 15th time this year and finished with 41. She also added five digs and finished with 1,298 assists this season, good for fifth in a single-season.

The Bobcats also dropped both matches on day two of the FSU Quad Match, first falling to Stevenson, 3-0, then dropping a 3-1 match to Catholic on Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena.

In the first match, Stevenson (26-7) jumped out to an early 12-2 lead that they’d never relinquish in game one dominating a 25-12 win.

The Bobcats held close in game two, and led 6-4 early on. Stevenson used a 7-1 rally to jump ahead 11-7, but FSU scored the next three points to close the gap to one, 11-10. The hosts went on to take a couple of one-point leads at 18-17 and 19-18, but the game remained knotted right up to 23-23. However, the Mustangs pulled out the final two points to take game two, 25-23.  Frustration set in, and Frostburg could not make a satisfying rally to try and pull out the win.

Stevenson led early throughout the final set, despite the Bobcats coming within four, 10-6. The Mustangs never let the Bobcats get any closer and took the match with a 25-18 win.  Sophomore Naya Cheatem paced the Bobcats with 13 kills and three blocks while senior Aimee Petrides added 11 kills and one service ace. Sophomore Madelyn Torres finished the match with 27 assists while Lindsey Scepura posted 12 digs in the loss.

When asked how it feels on ending her collegiate career on a disappointing loss to competition you could have beat, Aimee Petrides says, “Although the result of the game is not exactly how I imagined ending my career as a volleyball player, it was by no means a disappointing loss.  We all played our hearts out and left it all on the court.  That’s all I could ask for.”

Frostburg State University unfortunately have to say goodbye to two of their outstanding seniors, Aimee Petrides and Caitlyn Collins.  The Frostburg community thanks Collins and Petrides for their dedication to FSU Volleyball and their hard work every day on and off the court.

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