GETTYSBURG, PA - Gettysburg College midfielder Shaina Wright assisted on the first goal and added an insurance score as the Bullets' defense held Franklin & Marshall College to three shots in a 2-0 Gettysburg victory in Centennial Conference women's soccer action.
The Bullets (7-6-2, 5-2-1 CC) jumped out to the lead on Wright flicked a pass through the Diplomats' defense to Katie Myers who converted on the scoring opportunity at the 22:29 mark for a 1-0 Gettysburg lead at halftime.
Wright added to the lead 1:59 into the second half as she finished a cross from the left side by Megan Murphy for the 2-0 final.
In goal, Danielle St. Pierre made two saves on three F&M shots to earn the win, while Robyn Jones (Jr., Titusville, PA/Pennington) made six saves on 13 Gettysburg shots in the loss.
The loss sets up a playoff race for the Diplomats as Franklin & Marshall (9-3-1, 4-3 CC) is two points ahead of Ursinus College (9-2-1, 3-1-1 CC) and McDaniel College (6-7-1, 3-3 CC) for the fifth position in the Centennial Conference standings. The CC playoffs are set up that the top five teams earn spots in the playoffs.
The Diplomats hold a tie-breaker with McDaniel as Franklin & Marshall defeated the Green Terror 2-1 in overtime on October 1, while the Ursinus Bears and Diplomats have yet to meet this year.
Overall, Ursinus has the toughest road to the playoffs as the Bears must face F&M, McDaniel, second place Haverford (11-2-1, 5-1-1 CC) and eighth place Muhlenberg (3-7-2, 2-4-1 CC), while F&M will square off with the Bears, 11th place Bryn Mawr and third place Johns Hopkins (12-2-1, 5-1-1 CC) over the last two weeks of the season.
Further, McDaniel will meet Hopkins, Ursinus and 10th place Washington down the stretch.
Franklin & Marshall will continue the season at Ursinus on October 20. Match time is set for 4:00 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall (9-3-1, 4-3 CC) 0-0 -- 0
Gettysburg (7-6-2, 5-2-1 CC) 1-1 -- 2
Goals: GC - Katie Myers (Shaina Wright), 22:29
GC - Shaina Wright (Megan Murphy), 46:59
Goalie Saves: F&M - Robyn Jones, 6 (90 minutes)
GC - Danielle St. Pierre, 2 (90 minutes)
Shots: F&M 3, Gettysburg 13
Corner Kicks: F&M 0, Gettysburg 2
Fouls: F&M 6, Gettysburg 3