Rezutek’s hat-trick leads Catamounts past Frederick

Hannah Rezutek
Hannah Rezutek scores one of her  three goals during Potomac State's 5-2 win over Frederick Thursday evening at Stayman Field.  Photo by Raymond Burner

Hannah Rezutek scored three goals and assisted on a fourth to help carry Potomac State to a 5-2 victory over Frederick Community College on Thursday afternoon.

The Catamounts broke open a 2-1 game with three goals in the second half and improved their record to 7-2.

Courtney Gray scored the first goal for Potomac State, unassisted, in the opening minutes. Frederick tied it on an unassisted goal by Margaret Balcourt a few minutes later.

The Catamounts took the lead for good on Rezutek’s first goal, which came in the final minutes of the half on a feed from Rachael Canterbury.

Brooke Puffinbarger scored on an assist from Rezutek, who then scored unassisted, to boost the PSC lead to 4-1. Victoria Doing scored to bring Frederick to within 4-2 in the 83rd minute. Rezutek answered for Potomac State, getting the game’s final goal on an assist from Samantha Sines.

Potomac State led in shots 14-9 and in corner kicks 9-2. Brooke Snyder made seven saves in goal for the Catamounts. Destinee Wichauer had four for Frederick (3-7).

Whitney Ogle and Samantha Sines were cited for strong defensive play for Potomac State, which will play the Cougars again next Friday at Frederick.

Head Coach Mark Sprouse was happy with the win, but know bigger games are ahead.

"I congratulate our team on a region win, none of those are easy," said Sprouse. "I just hope we can stay focused through the playoffs as there are a lot of distractions on and off campus, this time of year."