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A Journal of the FSU Women's Soccer Team in Frostburg, Maryland, USA

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This is a journal of what's happening in the FSU Women's Soccer program at Frostburg State. Thanks for checking in and for your interest in FSU Women's Soccer!

Oct 30, 2011

What a difference a day makes


Our snow crews had our field cleared within hours of the snow ending on Saturday night. 



Sunday morning, our men's coaching staff put the finishing touches on the stadium cleanup and the hot sun provided by mother nature did the rest. 

Oct 29, 2011

It IS still October right?

For the first time in many years, we've had a significant snow fall in October that stretched from Virginia to Maine. A few of our players visited the FSU stadium today during the storm.  Our snow crews are awesome and we do expect to play tomorrow!  Our game is scheduled for 4pm now instead of 2.

Oct 28, 2011

Our 2011 Conference Tournament

Sun., Oct. 30 CAC Tournament First Round:
No. 6 St. Mary's at No. 3 Frostburg State - 4:00 pm
No. 5 Mary Washington at No. 4 York

Wed., Nov. 2 CAC Tournament Semifinals:
York/Mary Washington at No. 1 Salisbury
FSU/St. Mary's at No. 2 Stevenson

Sat., Nov. 5 CAC Tournament Championship:

Teams and times TBA

Oct 23, 2011

It's Playoff Time!

We've concluded our regular season with a 14-2-1 record after Senior Jessica Kraemer smashed in a golden goal in overtime at Wesley on Saturday in Dover, Delaware.  After a play between Cassie Donahue and Adria Graham was broken up by a defender, Kraemer stepped into the loose ball and found the upper corner from about 20 yards out for the games decisive moment.
With our 2 wins this week, we have secured the #3 seed in our conference tournament.  We'll host a Quarterfinal game this weekend here at FSU, likely on Sunday at 2pm, but our opponent will not be determined until Wednesday.  Either St. Mary's or Mary Washington will travel to Frostburg to determine who moves on to the CAC semifinal on Wednesday.  The CAC has published a preliminary bracket that is linked here:

2011 CAC Tournament Bracket

Oct 19, 2011

Big Conference Win!

Our returning players were very happy to recall our regular season game with York last year as we made our first trip to the York campus in CAC play.   After a terrific header by Abbie Aposporos was clipped in by Adria Graham, York evened the score with a counter-attack goal mid-way through the 2nd half.  Dorie Gedridge came up big in the final minutes however as she sprinted down the right flank and hit a curling shot up and over the head of the YCP keeper for the game winner.
We have now secured ourselves at least one home game in the CAC Tournament and could still finish anywhere from 1st to 4th place with one big conference weekend of games to be played.   After our Saturday game at Wesley, we'll know when we'll host that CAC playoff game. 

Oct 17, 2011

The "Business End of the Season"

One of my favorite ways of describing this crucial time of the year.  We travel to York on Wednesday for a huge game at 3:30 that will largely determine our seeding in the CAC Tournament.  On Saturday we'll visit Dover, DE to play Wesley to conclude our regular season schedule.  We'll then know for sure this weekend where and when we'll then begin the Conference tournament the following week.

Oct 13, 2011

Senior Day 2011!

This Saturday at 1:00pm in our stadium at FSU, we'll play one of our biggest games of the year against Salisbury with first place in the CAC standings on the line.  We'll also be celebrating the careers of our 8 Senior soccer players pictured above.  The game is a campus "black out" game with prizes for students wearing black at the game and our campus TV Station will be taping and then broadcasting the game on FSU TV3. If you can't make it, live stats are always available here:
http://www.sidearmstats.com/frostburg/wsoc/index.htm

Oct 9, 2011

Find a Way to Win!

Perhaps on overplayed cliche' but it turns out to be a theme for our season in 2011.  This time it was an overtime Penalty Kick that made the difference for us as we defeated McDaniel on a beautiful day in Westminster, MD by the narrowist of margins.  Cassie Donahue converted the PK after Steph Fazenbaker was cut down in the box about 7 minutes into the first overtime on Saturday.  It was our 2nd overtime win of the season and puts us on a 7-game unbeaten streak and lifts our overall record to 11-1-1.  Our other game this week was a 4-0 home win over Hood on Wednesday.  3 of those goals are on our YouTube page including a terrific goal finished by Steph Fazenbaker after 7 different FSU players are involved in a passing sequence that puts Dorie Gedridge down the right flank to send a hard serve across the box to be finished with a 1-timer.
This week we travel to Arlington, VA to play Marymount on Wednesday night at 7:30 before our Senior Day game on Saturday against Salisbury at 1pm. 

Oct 1, 2011

2 Huge Road Wins!

What is becoming a remarkable season for us continued this week as we won 2 games on the road against 2 very good teams in 2 very different ways.  At Gettysburg, we defended like mad after a slow start and got a great counter attack goal from Adria Graham in the 2nd half that stood up to withering pressure in the final 15 minutes from both the Bullets and the driving rain.  On Saturday at St. Mary's in Southern Maryland, our slow start cost us dearly as we went down 2-0 at the intermission.  In the 2nd half, we took control of the game and got 2 terrific individual efforts from Adria Graham who chipped the onrushing keeper for her 1st goal then passed it by her for goal #2 after tackling the ball away from a St. Mary's defender.  With the game tied 2-2, Cassie Donahue's wait to score this year ended as she lobbed a perfect shot over the keeper for the game winning goal then provided some insurance heading home a Liz Seligman corner.  The 4-goal comeback was one of our finest 2nd half efforts of the year and proved how much our team has matured in a short time this season.