Second Half Surge Lifts No. 13 F&M Over Gettysburg

Second Half Surge Lifts No. 13 F&M Over Gettysburg

Box Score

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Three second-half goals in 10 minutes gave No. 13 Franklin & Marshall the 3-0 victory over Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Diplomats improved to 11-2, 6-1 CC while the Bullets dropped to 6-6, 3-3 CC.

Courtney Kennedy finally broke the tie in the 51st minute of action. The junior gathered the pass from Phoebe Wood, sliding the ball through the defense to give F&M the 1-0 lead. 

Less than four minutes later, Lily Mynott one-timed a pass from Colleen Francis into the back of the cage to increase the deficit to two. 

Mynott notched her second goal of the game in the 60th minute of play after Melissa Gula delivered a pass from the top of the circle. Mynott's shot soared into the middle of the goal to bring the final score to 3-0.

The Bullets got their best scoring chance at the beginning of the game, firing back-to-back shots in the opening minute of action, but Ilianna Santangelo was able to come up with the saves to keep Gettysburg off the board.

The Diplomats dominated possession, owning a 40-5 edge in shots and a 14-1 advantage in penalty corners. Erin Coverdale paced the offense with six shots, followed by Kennedy and Emily Nagle with five. 

Santangelo (11-2) earned the win after turning away four shots while Jillian Caputo (6-6) took the loss after a 20-save performance. 

F&M returns to Lancaster on Saturday to host Washington College at 12:00 p.m.