September 13, 2005

Franklin & Marshall Blanks Susquehanna 1-0 in Women's Soccer

SELINSGROVE, PA - Sarah Evans (Jr., Brookeville, MD/Westtown School) scored at the 58:56 mark and goalie Robyn Jones (Jr., Titusville, NJ/Pennington) made two saves on eight shots as the Franklin & Marshall College women's soccer team remained perfect on the season with a 1-0 win at Susquehanna University.

The game was a battle of halves as Susquehanna out shot the Diplomats 5-3 in the first half, but Franklin & Marshall fired off eight shots in the second half and held the Crusaders without a shot on goal in the final 45 minutes of play.

In goal, Jones stopped both of Susquehanna's shots on goal in the first half as she now has 18 shutouts in 44 career games, an average of a shutout every 2.4 starts, as she transferred to Franklin & Marshall from Division I Rutgers University prior to the season.

Overall, Jones has allowed one goal in 270 minutes of play as she has a .917 save percentage (11 saves on 12 shots on goal) and a .333 goals against average with a 3-0 record.

Historically, the Diplomats four game winning streak to open the season ties the school record for the best start to a season as the 1985 Diplomats defeated Haverford (13-1 W), Penn State (3-2 W), Princeton (3-1 W) and Randolph-Macon (9-0 W) before falling to the University of Scranton (1-0 L) on their way to a 13-3 mark.

Franklin & Marshall (4-0, 0-0 Centennial Conference) will continue the season at Swarthmore College on September 17 in the Centennial Conference season opener. Game time is set for 5:00 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall (4-0) 0-1 -- 1
Susquehanna (3-2) 0-0 -- 0

Goals: F&M - Sarah Evans (Jennifer Kahn), 58:56

Goalie Saves: F&M - Robyn Jones, 2 (90 minutes)
SU - Kim Wild, 7 (90 minutes)

Shots: F&M 11, SU 8

Corner Kicks: F&M 5, SU 5

Fouls: F&M 10, SU 9