WESTMINSTER, Md. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 12 field hockey team delivered a 5-0 blanking against McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Wednesday evening.
The Diplomats improved to a 9-2, 4-1 CC record while the Green Terror dropped to 1-9, 0-5 CC.
F&M got on the board quickly, scoring in the sixth minute of action to take a 1-0 lead. Colleen Francis crossed the ball to Emily Nagle from the baseline and Nagle found the back of the cage in the bottom left corner.
The Diplomats kept the pressure, tallying their next goal just four minutes later. Nicole Bodo took a shot from the top of the circle that McDaniel's Paige Ford turned away, but Bodo was able to collect the rebound to put it away.
Lily Mynott was next to get on the score sheet, blasting a shot from the top of the circle to extend F&M's lead to 3-0.
Less than five minutes later after the Diplomats were awarded a penalty corner with Mynott slid the insert into the circle and Erin Coverdale found the left side of the cage to give F&M a 4-0 edge going into the break.
F&M dominated possession time in the first half with the Green Terror recording just one shot in the 31st minute of action.
The Diplomats kept the pressure in the second half, tallying the fifth goal of the game when Kat Horsley notched her first collegiate goal off a penalty stroke in the 44th minute.
F&M controlled possession, outshooting the Green Terror 28-2 with a 17-5 advantage in penalty corners.
Ilianna Santangelo (9-2) earned the win after turning away one shot while Paige Ford (1-8) took the loss despite a 17-save effort.
The Diplomats return to Lancaster on Saturday, taking on No. 20 Ursinus at 12:00 p.m. at Tylus Field.