READING, Pa.—Carley Nicholson scored her first goal of the season in the 22nd minute Wednesday for the only goal of the game, as Franklin & Marshall defeated Penn State-Berks 1-0 in non-conference women's soccer action. With the win, the Diplomats now have a three game winning streak.
Nicholson collected a pass from Stephanie Bartner, and drove the ball through traffic and into the top right corner of the net. The Diplomats (3-2-1) outshot the Nittany Lions (4-4-1) 12-6 overall, and 9-3 in shots on goal. The Diplomats also held a 7-4 advantage in corners.
Amanda McGowan made three saves in posting her third straight shutout; raising her record to 3-2-1.
Franklin & Marshall will be back on the field on Saturday, with a Centennial Conference (CC) game against Bryn Mawr at 11 a.m.
F&M (3-2-1) vs. Penn State Berks (4-4-1)
Date: Sep 27, 2011 Attendance: 83
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
F&M…….................. 1 0 - 1
Penn State Berks.... 0 0 - 0
1. 21:15 F&M Carley Nicholson (Steph Bartner) - #4 through traffic, into right corner
Shots: F&M 12, Penn State Berks 6
Saves: F&M 3 (Amanda McGowan 3), Penn State Berks 8 (Savannah Cramer 8)