LANCASTER, PA - Franklin & Marshall College's Amanda Zambrano (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel) and Maureen Kennedy (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Sewickley) scored with less than ten minutes to go in regulation to force overtime, but Ursinus' Aubrey Andre netted the game-winner in the 109st minute as the Bear escaped the Diplomats 3-2 (2OT) in Centennial Conference women's soccer.
Leading 1-0 after a first half goal by Logan Conklin in the 23rd minute of play, Ursinus tacked onto the lead as Debbie Jensen finished an assist from Elaine DeFeliciantonio at 65:22 for a 2-0 led with less than 25 minutes to play.
However, Franklin & Marshall turned up the defensive pressure and converted opportunities into goals as Zambrano scored off an assist from Jenn Kahn (Fr., Rockville Centre, NY/Kellenberg) to halve the Bears lead at 80:32. Less than five minutes later, Kennedy beat her defender and scored off another assist from Kahn assist to tie the score and force overtime.
Following a scoreless overtime period and nine minutes of scoreless action in the second overtime, Andre put home a shot for the game-winner.
In goal, Melissa Ruff (Sr., East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) recorded seven saves on 11 Ursinus shots, while the Bears' Ashley Potter stopped three of F&M's five shots.
Franklin & Marshall (4-7, 1-4 CC) will return to action on October 13 at Muhlenberg. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.
Ursinus (8-4, 4-2 CC) 1-1-0-1 -- 3
Franklin & Marshall (4-7, 1-4 CC) 0-2-0-0 -- 2
Goals: UC - Logan Conklin (Elaine DeFeliciantonio) 23:09
UC - Debbie Jensen (Elaine DeFeliciantonio) 65:22
F&M - Amanda Zambrano (Jenn Kahn) 80:32
F&M - Maureen Kennedy (Jenn Kahn) 85:28
UC - Aubrey Andre (unassisted) 109:00
Saves: F&M - Melissa Ruff, 7 (109 minutes)
UC - Ashley Potter, 3 (109 minutes)
Shots: F&M 5, UC 11
Corners: F&M 2, UC 4