September 27, 2008

Diplomats Collect First Conference Win

Box Score

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Three different players scored in the first half to give the Franklin & Marshall a 3-0 lead that would not relinquish to defeat Washington in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer action on Saturday.

Allison Deutsch scored her first collegiate goal, while Michelle Shea and Shannon Summers also netted a goal on the afternoon to help the Diplomats (5-2, 1-1 CC) record their first conference win of the season.

F&M scored all three goals in a span of seven minutes, 40 seconds to build a comfortable lead heading into the second half. Summers finished a pass from Amy Cawley in the 33rd minute for the eventual game-winning goal, her first of the year.

Less than two minutes later, Shea made it a two-goal game, scoring off a direct kick at the 34:01. In the 41st minute, Deutsch sent a shot right under the crossbar to give the Diplomats a 3-0 advantage.

Erin Roy was challenged by five shots and only needed to make three saves for the shutout. Tori Ripple made 10 saves for the Shorewomen (1-7, 0-2 CC) on 19 shots taken by F&M.

The Diplomats return to action on Wednesday against Gettysburg. Game time is 6 p.m.

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