BALTIMORE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 7 field hockey team advanced to the Centennial Conference (CC) Finals after defeating No. 12 Ursinus 2-0 in the CC Semifinal on Friday.
The Diplomats improved to 16-2 on the season while the Bears fell to an overall record of 11-7.
Ursinus fought off five early F&M shot attempts before committing a foul that allowed Kat Horsley to take a penalty stroke in the 10th minute of play. Horsley converted on the Bears' fatal folly to tally her second goal of the season and open up the scoring, 1-0.
After over 30 minutes of scoreless action, F&M added an insurance goal in the 41st minute. Lily Mynott's unassisted shot found the back of the cage to expand the lead to 2-0 ahead of the final quarter of play.
The Diplomats held Ursinus without a shot attempt in the fourth quarter to preserve the two-score advantage.
F&M outshot the Bears 14-9 overall, including an 8-1 shot disparity in the first quarter. Erin Coverdale took four shots, including three on goal, to pace the Diplomats.
Christina Seery (16-2) saved all four shot attempts that she faced on Friday night.
F&M is slated to face No. 6 Johns Hopkins at 4:00 p.m. in Saturday's CC Championship in Baltimore. The top-seeded Blue Jays defeated Gettysburg, 5-4, in their Semifinal game Friday afternoon.