No. 14 Diplomats Edge Eagles

No. 14 Diplomats Edge Eagles

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 14 field hockey team dominated play against Eastern on Wednesday night, taking home a 5-0 victory over the visiting Eagles in non-conference competition at Tylus Field.

The Diplomats improved to 3-1 on the season while the Eagles fell to 1-4.

Emily Nagle got things started for F&M, scoring the first goal in the 13th minute off a rebound in the middle of the box to take the lead, 1-0.

A little more than minute later, Erin Coverdale took a cross from Sydney Cole and tipped the ball past the Eastern goalie to extend F&M's lead to 2-0.  

The Diplomats led in shots by a 13-2 margin at the half and held the edge in penalty corners 3-1. 

Annie Horsley got the Diplomats off to a great start after the break, scoring two minutes into the second half with a penalty stroke to increase the lead, 3-0.

Less than a minute later Coverdale tallied her second goal of the game off a pass from Nicole Bodo. Coverdale flicked the ball past the 'keeper to bring score to 4-0.

The Diplomats scored their final goal of the game off a penalty stroke from Paige Notarianni in the 53rd minute to cement the final at, 5-0.

F&M outshot Eastern 22-3 and led in penalty corners 7-3.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday, opening Centennial Conference play against Muhlenberg in Lancaster at 12:00 p.m.