Big first half carries McDaniel to win

Catherine Frondorf © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Catherine Frondorf © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Baer, Frondorf each tally pair in five-goal first half

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) tallied twice in the game's first 15:09 to key a 5-0 McDaniel victory over Notre Dame (Md.) in non-conference women's soccer action on Monday.

After not scoring in the first three games of the season, Baer wasted no time breaking up the shutout streak. By the time 1:49 had elapsed, Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) passed to Baer, who found the back of the net to put the Green Terror (1-3) on the board.

In the game's 16th minute, freshman Liz Beall (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) sent a long pass in from the right baseline that Baer bounced off the crossbar and in for a 2-0 lead.

At the 21:46 mark, Beall notched her first collegiate goal, floating a ball into the top-left of the net off a long pass from Jessica Peyton (Middletown, Md./Middletown).

Seconds after entering the game, Catherine Frondorf (Arlington, Va./H-B Woodlawn) intercepted the ensuing goal kick and put the ball by the keeper to push the lead to 4-0 at the 42:21 mark.

Just 1:24 later, Kelly Crawford (Galloway, N.J./Absegami) centered a ball from the right to Frondorf, who spun off her defender and found the back of the net for her second of the afternoon.

The McDaniel defense held the Gators (1-1) without a shot while the offense got off 26 attempts.

Three Green Terror goalkeepers combined on the shutout with Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) playing the entire first half to pick up the win.

Mindy Daugherty made six saves in the first half for Notre Dame while Amanda McKenney made three in the second half.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Stevenson on Wednesday. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            -            F
Notre Dame (Md.) (1-1)                        0            0            -            0
McDaniel (1-3)                        5            0            -            0

M - Brittany Baer (Kelly Scheler), 1:49
M - Baer (Liz Beall), 15:09
M - Beall (Jessica Peyton), 21:46
M - Catherine Frondorf, 42:21
M - Frondorf (Kelly Crawford), 43:45

Shots: N 0, M 26. Corner Kicks: N 1, M 11. Fouls: N 2, M 8. Saves: N 9 (Mindy Daugherty 6, 5 GA, 45 MP; Amanda McKenney 3, 0 GA, 45 MP), M 0 (Leanne Hollinger 0, 0 GA, 45 MP; Kristin Cochran 0, 0 GA, 24 MP; Jan Woolley 0, 0 GA, 21 MP).