Diplomats Blanked by Blue Jays
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall women's soccer team dropped its first road contest of the 2013 season, falling to Elizabethtown by a score of 2-0 on Tuesday night in non-conference action. With the loss, the Diplomats' record falls to 2-1-1, while the Blue Jays improve to 2-3.
Elizabethtown's offense applied pressure on F&M right out of the gate with the Blue Jays generating scoring chances early on. Those opportunities eventually paid off when Lauren Barry took a cross pass from Callie McClanahan and netted her sixth goal of the season to put Elizabethtown up 1-0.
Unable to answer in the first, the Diplomats went into the second looking to knot up the contest. F&M sent four shots on net in the frame but failed to hit pay dirt.
Elizabethtown tacked on at the 63rd minute when the Blue Jays' Lauren Fredericks created open space and sent a shot to the lower left corner of the net that found its way past F&M goalkeeper Amanda McGowan. The tally made the score 2-0 and put the game out of reach for the Diplomats.
F&M combined for a season-high 10 shots, including seven on goal. Elizabethtown recorded 16 shots on the night, with 11 of them coming in the second half.
Spencer Plante registered a team-high three shots followed by Kim Kornbluth and Kate Kerr with two apiece. The Diplomats held the edge on corners at 8-3, with five of them occurring in the second half.
F&M returns to the field on Sunday when the Diplomats open Centennial Conference play against Swarthmore. The game is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. in Lancaster.