LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 field hockey team tallied its 10th shutout of the year with a 6-0 blanking against Washington College on Saturday at Tylus Field.
The Diplomats improved to 12-2 overall with a 7-1 mark in Centennial Conference (CC) action while the Shorewomen dropped to 4-10, 4-4 CC.
Erin Coverdale got F&M on the board in the sixth minute of action, stealing the ball in the offensive-third and firing a shot into the lower right corner.
Less than two minutes later, Emily Nagle got her first goal of the day, placing a long shot from the top of the circle into the lower left side of the cage to extend the lead to 2-0.
The Diplomats kept the pressure on and finally broke through in the 21st minute of action when Coverdale tallied her second goal of the day and 15th of the season. Melissa Gula took a shot from the top of the circle, which Coverdale deflected past the 'keeper to extend the deficit to three.
Nagle notched the first goal of the second half, gathering the rebound off her own shot in the 43rd minute and sliding the ball into the middle of the cage for her second score of the day.
Just over a minute later, Kat Horsley recorded her second goal of the season, scoring off a penalty stroke to extend the lead to 5-0.
Lily Mynott got in on the action in the 45th minute of play, placing another insert from Gula into the bottom right corner, to notch the final goal of the game.
F&M's defense completely shutout down the Shorewomen, not allowing even one shot or giving up one penalty corner.
Ilianna Santangelo (12-2) took home the win while Morgan Domanico (4-10) recorded the loss after turning away six shots.
F&M travels to Bryn Mawr on Saturday, Oct. 20, for an 11:00 a.m. matchup against the Owls.