Women’s Soccer Drops Road Contest to Frostburg State

Women’s Soccer Drops Road Contest to Frostburg State

By Daniel Whitehead

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Despite two shot attempts during the game, the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team fell to host Frostburg State by a 4-0 score Wednesday evening at Bobcat Stadium in Frostburg, Md.

The Bobcats (6-7-1) combined for 28 shot attempts against the Knights (4-8-1) to increase their scoring opportunities by constantly attacking the Southern Virginia net. Freshman Kora Jewell accounted for both of Southern Virginia's shot attempts during the night.

"We lacked the offensive drive and firepower we had been playing with the past few games," said Southern Virginia Director of Soccer Matt Grawrock. "Frostburg did a nice job of keeping the ball on our side of the field and we could not recover from their attack despite switching things up. While we didn't perform as we were hoping, you also have to credit Frostburg for putting together and executing their game plan."

Four separate Bobcats scored during the game, including unassisted goals by Jessa Ditullo at the 33:44 mark of the first half and Courtney Mack at the 40:19 mark.

Midway through the second half, Frostburg State's Jessi Martz  scored on a cross from Adria Graham to put the Bobcats up, 3-0, with 20 minutes remaining. Bobcat Jen Tyrell added another goal at the 83:49 mark to lift Frostburg State to their 4-0 win.

Eleven of the Bobcats' 28 shots were on goal and Frostburg achieved an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks to aid in the victory.

Playing a complete 90 minutes, Southern Virginia goalie MaKenzie Cox registered seven saves during the match for the Knights.

Southern Virginia next faces Capital Athletic Conference opponent Wesley College on Saturday morning. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.