LANCASTER, Pa. - The game appeared to be heading into overtime until Nancy Epstein capitalize on a shot from 25 yards out to put the first point of the game on the board. The goal stood as the game-winner as F&M defeated York 1-0 in non-conference women's soccer action Wednesday afternoon.
Less than six minutes remaining Epstein beat her defender and managed to get a solid kick on the ball, landing it past the goalie in the right side of the net. Epstein created her open shot by dribbling the ball down the left side of the field with quick footwork and agility.
York outshot F&M 10-9 but freshman goalkeeper Hannah Barry denied them the net. Barry stepped up in the goal box and got her hands on six of the shots. York's best chance to score came in the 26th minute when Paige Yeager took an aggressive shot from five yards out, hitting it directly to Barry.
The non-conference game improves the Diplomats record to 6-3 while the Spartans drop to 4-7-1.
Franklin & Marshall returns to Tylus Field on October 6 against McDaniel. The Centennial Conference matchup will begin at noon.
York (4-7-1) vs. Franklin & Marshall (6-3,2-2)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
York College........ 0 0 - 0
Franklin & Marshall. 0 1 - 1
1. 5:43 F&M Nancy Epstein (2) (unassisted) - from the left 25 yards out over the goalies head into far right net
Shots: York College 10, Franklin & Marshall 9
Saves: York College 3 (Sarah Spanarkel 3), Franklin & Marshall 6 (Hannah Barry 6)