CARLISLE, Pa. – No. 13 Franklin & Marshall scored two late goals to defeat Dickinson 2-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action Wednesday evening. The Diplomats improved to 5-1, 2-0 CC while the Red Devils fell to 5-2, 1-1 CC.
F&M dominated play in the early minutes of the game with seven shots in the opening 24 minutes of action but were unable to connect. Dickinson answered with a few good looks down the final 10 minutes of the first, but F&M's defense was able to keep the Red Devils off the board and the teams went into the break tied at 0-0.
The teams traded shots in the early minutes of the second before Dickinson rattle off five shots in a span of two minutes, but Ilianna Santangelo turned away three shots to keep the game remained scoreless.
F&M finally broke through and scored their first goal when Paige Notarianni struck unassisted at 63:10. The Diplomats went up 2-0 at little less than two minutes later when Emily Nagle buried a pass from Sarah Schannuaer at 64:42 to put the game out of reach.
F&M had a 15-7 advantage in shots and held a slight 9-8 edge in penalty corners.
Ilianna Santangelo picked up the win in net with three stops and improved to 5-1, while Freddie Bancoft (5-2) was saddle with loss after turning away eight shots.
The Diplomats return to action on Saturday when F&M hosts Haverford at 12:00 p.m.