GLASSBORO, N.J. – Franklin & Marshall's men's soccer team dropped a 3-0 non-conference road match to Rowan, who received votes in the latest top-25 coaches' poll, on Wednesday evening.
The Diplomats now sit at 3-3-1 with the loss while the Profs improved to 7-2.
Action was even through the opening 40 minutes of competition before Rowan's potent offense managed to break through F&M's stringent backline. With five minutes remaining in the half, the Prof's Ryan Campbell connected with Shane Doherty for a lobbed shot inside the left post to take the 1-0 edge.
The second half saw the Diplomats come out of the break on the attack but it was Rowan who once again managed to push through, lighting the scoreboard in the 61st minute when Campbell smacked the post on a shot and followed by scoring on his own rebound.
The 2-0 score held until the 74th when Campbell struck again, finishing off a deflection from a Prof corner for the 3-0 final.
F&M had its opportunities in the second half, notching six shots on goal compared to just one from Rowan. Overall the shot count favored the Profs at 16-11, while corners narrowly belonged to Rowan at 5-4.
Sebastian Jenkins (3-2-1) was charged with the loss in net after stopping three shots in 90 minutes of action. Erik Chekur (3-0) picked up the win with eight saves.
Centennial Conference (CC) competition resumes on Saturday with a rematch of last year's CC Championship game when F&M travels to No. 23 Haverford for a 2:00 p.m. start.