October 22, 2008

Diplomats Battle Dickinson to Scoreless Tie

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. - After 110 minutes of Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer, Franklin & Marshall and Dickinson battled to a scoreless tie on a chilly Wednesday night in Lancaster.

The Diplomats (8-4-1, 4-3-1 CC) ended the Red Devils (8-3-3, 4-2-1 CC) four-game winning streak against F&M to remain undefeated at home this season. Danielle David and Dickinson's Sarah Casey, the CC's top goal scorers, were stopped by each other's defense and held to one shot on the night.

Both teams had opportunities in overtime to score the golden goal, but could not find the back of the net. Sara White sent a shot high from 18-yards out with 5:30 left in the first extra period, while Shannon Summers had a header off a corner by David saved by Kailynn Hartmann.

The Red Devils tallied the lone shot in the final overtime with Ashley Kunkle blasting a shot high of the goal at the 4:09 mark.

In regulation, Shelby Cummins gave the Diplomats their best chance in the opening stanza. The sophomore had a one-on-one situation from 12-yards out, but Hartmann was there to make the foot save to set up an F&M corner. 

Kunkle was looking for the game winner in the second half, making Erin Roy dive to the right for the save with just 3:22 remaining.

Roy ended with seven saves, while Hartmann finished with four. Dickinson held the advantage in the shot category, taking 20 to the Diplomats seven.

F&M returns to action on Saturday at Muhlenberg. Game time is 7 p.m.