Fords and Diplomats Battle to Scoreless Tie
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- 110 minutes of soccer failed to settle matters between Haverford and Franklin & Marshall. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie in a tightly played Centennial Conference (CC) match on Saturday. Haverford goalie Jamey Applegate recorded four saves while Franklin & Marshall keeper Zach Zamek stopped six shots for the respective shutouts.
Zamek recorded three saves in the second half in picking up his first shutout of the season. Applegate was making his first start of the season in the Haverford net. The Fords took seven shots in the game to the Diplomats' six.
The tie was the second consecutive deadlock in as many games for F&M. The Diplomats (4-2-2, 1-1-2CC) battled Gettysburg to a 2-2 tie on Wednesday. Haverford also picked up its second moved to 2-5-2 (0-2-2 CC)
Late in regulation, both the Diplomats and Fords took cracks at breaking the deadlock with strong scoring chances in the final five minutes. Neither team could get the ball on frame, though, forcing the match to stretch into overtime.
Play in the initial OT period was fast-paced and end to end but again, exciting chances ended up off-target for both the Diplomats and Fords. A second OT provided the same style of action with the same result, chances for both teams that resulted in just high or just wide shots.
F&M returns to the pitch on Tuesday for its traditional non-conference rivalry match at Elizabethtown.