September 5, 2009

Diplomats Roll Over Royals

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall collected their first win in the 2009 campaign defeating Scranton 1-0 Saturday night in non-conference men's soccer action. The Diplomats (1-1) got on board when Charlie Welch headed Matt Melino's corner kick pushing the ball through the top left of the net. The goal came just under the 71-minute mark.

Both teams ended the contest in double-digit shots. The Royals (2-2) got off ten shots and F&M shot 17 times.

Zach Zamek stood tall in goal, picking up his first win of the year and his 14th career shutout. The Royals Brandon Dombrowski was saddled with loss.

The first game of the evening between Eastern and Roberts Wesleyan ended with a 3-2 Eastern victory. The Eagles, down 1-0, rallied scoring two goals with under five minutes to play.

The game wraps up the 2009 Scrapyard Classic as all four teams spilt each of their two games.

F&M returns to action September 11 when they take on La Verne in the Elizabethtown College Classic. Game time is 5:00pm.

Scrapyard Classic All-Tournament Team 2009
Mike Leitzel- Eastern U
Ben Faro- Eastern U
Drew Bixler- Eastern U
Charlie Welch- F&M
Eric Corsini- F&M
Giuseppe Bua-F&M
Ray Straccia- Scranton
Pat Daley- Scranton
Brian Picciano-Scranton
Donovan Wilson- Roberts
Shawn Roberts- Roberts
Jake Schindler- Roberts

Goals by period       1  2  Tot

 Scranton............  0  0 -  0

 Franklin & Marshall.  0  1 -  1

  SCORING SUMMARY:

  1.  70:52 F&M Charlie Welch (Matt Melino) - header off corner kick top left of net

Shots: Scranton 10, Franklin & Marshall 17

 Saves: Scranton 2 (Brandon Dombrowski 2), Franklin & Marshall 2 (Zach

 Zamek 2)