Diplomats Edged in Overtime by Dickinson

Diplomats Edged in Overtime by Dickinson

CARLISLE, Pa. – Dickinson escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer action Wednesday evening. The Diplomats dropped to 3-3-1, 0-1-1 CC while the Red Devils improved to 7-1, 1-1 CC. 

Dickinson took an early 1-0 lead at just 9:40 into the game when Briona Davis found Caitlin Gugliotta for the early Dickinson goal. The Red Devils controlled the remainder of the half, taking 14 shots in the opening stanza, but were not able to connect.

The Red Devils continued to control the action in the second half before Reanna Leoni struck with the equalizer at 61:51 and tied the game at 1-1. Dickinson had multiple opportunities down the stretch, but Gabby Panayotakis turned away 10 shots in the final 25 minutes of action and a late shot by Leoni was stopped by the Red Devils to send the game into overtime.

Dickinson got off two shots early in the extra period and could not connect before Leoni fired off a shot that went high of the crossbar. Six minutes into the frame, Gugliotta found the back of the net for her second score and the game-winner.

Gabby Panayotakis (3-3-1) was under siege all evening as the Red Devils fired off 33 shots. Panayotakis stood tall and turned away 20 shots for the fourth most saves in a game in program history and the most since 1987. Mary Kate Bronsan (7-1) picked up the win with one save.

Dickinson outshot F&M 33-4 and held a 12-0 advantage in corners.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday when F&M hosts Haverford at 3:00 p.m.