Bobcats Get Better of #16 Shoremen, 14-9

Bobcats Get Better of #16 Shoremen, 14-9

Barbieri Scores Four Goals in Loss for Shoremen

FROSTBURG, Md. -- Host Frostburg State got a goal and six assists from Devin Colegrove and four goals and one assist from Nick Stailey in a 14-9 victory over 16th-ranked Washington College this afternoon in Frostburg, Md. The Bobcats, who never trailed in the game, improved to 4-0 with the win, while the Shoremen dropped to 1-3 with the loss.

Devin Colgrove gave the Bobcats a quick 1-0 lead, scoring on the first shot of the game just 35 seconds into the contest. The Shoremen tied things up when senior midfielder Luke Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) scored off an assist from his twin brother, senior attackman Sam Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East), with 11:27 left in the first. Frostburg went back in front, 2-1, on a goal by Satileyy off an assist from Spencer Barnett with 9:08 showing on the clock, but the Shoremen got the goal back in transition as sophomore attackman Owen Evans (West Chester, Pa./Reed Henderson) scored off an assist from Luke Birnbaum with 7:07 to go in the first. The Bobcats then scored a quick pair of back-to-back goals to build a 4-2 advantage as Ethan Aikin scored off a Chris Rios assist at 4:48 and Spenser Love scored off a Devin Colegrove feed 24 seconds later. The Shoremen cut the lead back to a goal when senior attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys' Latin) found the back of the net with just 15 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Frostburg came out firing in the second quarter, scoring the first three goals of the period to build a 7-3 cushion. Devin Colegrove found Tate Rolland for a score with 13:17 remaining, assisted Rolland again 1:04 later, and connected with Stailey with 10:15 to go. Washington ended the run on a goal by freshman attackman Tanner Barbieri (Wayne, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) with 6:06 to go, but Frostburg countered with a goal by Greg Bourne off a Stailey assist with 3:34 left to make it 8-4 in favor of the Bobcats. Washington then scored a man-down goal as Barbieri found the back of the net off a feed from sophomore midfielder Matt Allen (Wrentham, Mass./Bishop Feehan) with 2:51 showing, cutting the deficit to 8-5 before halftime. 

The Bobcats extended their lead back to four goals with a Barnett tally with 10:04 to go in the third quarter. The score remained 9-5 until Frostburg tacked on its 10th goal as Keegan Colegrove scored off another assist from Devin Colegrove with 2:34 on the clock. 

The Shoremen opened the fourth-quarter scoring when Luck scored 20 seconds into the period., but that was as close as they would get. Sailey pushed the lead back to five with a goal off a Barnett assist with 10:12 left and Barnett made it 12-6 by scoring off a Devin Colegrove helper with 9:02 remaining. The lead grew to seven when Bourne scored off a Rolland assist at 8:26 and then to eight as Stailey scored off a Alex Philips assist with 7:29 to go. Barbieri scored his third goal of the game for the Shoremen 12 seconds after the ensuing face-off, Luck tallied his third with 4:01 to go, and Barbieri got his fourth in a man-up situation off an assist from freshman attackman Tyler Powers (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) with 2:25 left to provide the final margin.

In addition to the big numbers put up by Devin Colegrove and Stailey, the Bobcats got two goals and two assists from Barnett, two goals and one assist from Rolland, and two goals from Bourne. Tom Kraemer made 15 saves in goal for Frostburg.

Barbieri, Luck, and Luke Birnbaum (one goal, one assist) all had multiple points for the Shoremen. Sophomore goalie Jackson Szurley (Lincoln, R.I./Moses Brown) made eight saves  in goal in the loss.

The Shoremen lost despite out-shooting the Bobcats, 40-34, and committing just nine turnovers to Frostburg's 17. Washington also held a slim 14-12 advantage in face-off wins and held Frostburg without an extra-man goal in five opportunities.

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 12:00 p.m. home game against 15th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan.