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Foley’s Three Points Leads UMW Men’s Soccer Past Frostburg St., 2-0, on Wednesday

Foley’s Three Points Leads UMW Men’s Soccer Past Frostburg St., 2-0, on Wednesday

Senior Gary Foley accounted for a goal and an assist in the University of Mary Washington men's soccer victory over Frostburg State University on Wednesday evening. The Eagles improve to 9-0-2 overall, and 2-0-1 in the CAC. 

Over the first 10 minutes of the first half, the Bobcats tried to get an early goal as they had two shots and two corner kicks but couldn't sneak one past the tough Eagles defense. Ryan Van Maanen attempted the first shot of the game for UMW in the 15th minute but it was saved. The Eagles had their only two corner kicks of the half in the 28th minute but could not convert. 

Noah Mazzatenta had a great look at goal in the 34th minute but the Bobcats goalie made a one-on-one save to keep the game scoreless. Ken Kurtz came up with an impressive save right before the half to secure a first half shutout.

In the second half, UMW jumped out on FSU as Van Maanen had another look at goal just two minutes in but was turned away. Jacob Lovinger then had a header in the 49th minute that was just too high. The Eagles finally got on the board in the 51st minute as they scored off of a set piece. 

After a foul occurred near midfield, Gary Foley lined up the free kick and sent in a ball that would find the head of Justin Carey to put UMW up 1-0. Over the next four minutes, Kurtz made two more saves to keep the Eagles ahead by a goal. The Bobcats came close to tying the game as they took a shot that hit the post and then had a header that Kurtz scooped up.

The two teams played even over the next 10 minutes the two teams played even. UMW was awarded a penalty kick after Nik Jackson played a ball into the box and Mazzatenta was pushed from behind. Foley stepped up to hit the PK and put it away as UMW took a 2-0 lead. UMW held on and secured their seventh shutout of the season.

UMW recorded 10 shots and four corner kicks. Kurtz made six saves in goal for the Eagles. 

The Eagles will travel to Salisbury on Saturday for a match that is set to kick-off at 2 p.m.