Frostburg State Drops OT Heartbreaker at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. Frostburg State suffered a disappointing 12-11 overtime loss to Greensboro in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon. The loss hands the Bobcats a 2-7 overall mark, while the Pride improve to 4-5 overall.

It was a tale of two halves, as Greensboro jumped out to a 7-4 halftime lead behind four goals in the second quarter.

The Bobcats came out strong by opening third quarter action with three-consecutive goals that tied the game at 7-7 with 2:22 to play. Sophomore Ricky Kneebone opened the third with FSU's first goal at 11:16. Nearly eight minutes ticked off the clock before the Bobcats scored their second goal as sophomore Dan Dowd scored at 3:32. Just over a minute later, freshman Devin Colegrove tied the contest with his second tally of the game.

Greensboro answered with a 3-0 run of its own that lasted into the fourth quarter and handed the hosts a 10-7 lead at 14:11.

However, the Bobcats captured their first and only lead of the ballgame, 11-10, behind four-straight goals in the fourth stanza. Colegrove found Dowd for the first goal with 12:49 remaining in regulation. Sophomore Ryan Serio added an unassisted goal (11:16) before Colegrove handed out another assist, this time to sophomore Phil Hess that tied the game at 10-10 with 7:32 to play.

A little over two minutes later, sophomore Zach Douglas gave Frostburg a one-goal advantage with the team's final score with 5:23 showing on the game clock.

Following the Douglas goal, Greensboro attempted six shots in the closing minutes before finding the net with just 48 seconds left that tied the contest at 11-11 and sent the game into overtime.

In extra time, Greensboro scored on the only shot attempted by either team with 1:35 left for the win.

Colegrove finished with two goals and three assists to lead Frostburg in scoring while Serio scored twice and had one assist. Freshman Ian Harding stopped 13 shots in his first collegiate start in net for the Bobcats. Sophomore Billy Lark won 11 of 27 face-offs.

Four different players scored two goals each for Greensboro as Thomas Brooks led the way with two scores and one assist. Skip Jakupi won 16 of 27 face-offs.

The Bobcats jump back into the Capital Athletic Conference action this Saturday when they travel to face No. 1 ranked Salisbury at 1:00 pm.

2012-03-20



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