Frostburg, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team dropped to fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference standings with a 5-0 loss to Frostburg State University Saturday afternoon as senior forward Lauren Russell (Waldorf, Md./Westlake) recorded a hat trick.
Frostburg State (12-3, 5-2 CAC) went into intermission with a 1-0 advantage as Russell netted her first of the afternoon off an assist by senior midfielder Kierstin Stevenson (Frostburg, Md./Beall) at 37:36.
Russell and Stevenson teamed up for the Bobcats' second goal as Russell headed in Stevenson's second helper of the afternoon at 57:37. Russell struck again with an unassisted tally at 61:24. Sophomore defender Liz Seligman (Rockville, Md./St. John's College) sent a corner kick into the box that senior defender Heather Fleishell (Middletown, Md./Middletown) headed in at 66:58.
The Bobcats' final goal came with less than five minutes remaining in the contest as first-year forward Adia Graham (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) finished off an assist from junior defender Nikki Rieland (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) at 85:55.
FSU posted a 27-6 advantage in shots while corner kicks were even at six apiece.
First-year Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford) picked up eight saves and four goals against in 70 minutes of action while first-year Shelby Perkins (Forest Hill, Md./Notre Dame Prep) had three stops in the final 20 minutes.
Junior Heather Buckmaster (St. Leonard, Md./Calvert) recorded her third shutout of the season with two stops.
St. Mary's will look to rebound tomorrow when the Seahawks welcome Washington & Lee University to Seahawk Stadium for non-conference action at 2:00 pm.