Shorewomen Sink Diplomats in OT

Shorewomen Sink Diplomats in OT

Box Score

WASHINGTON, Md. – Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team was undone by a 100th-minute overtime score, falling to Washington College by a 1-0 tally on Saturday afternoon. 

The Centennial Conference (CC) road defeat dropped the Diplomats to 4-8-1, 1-6-1 CC on the season while the Shorewomen improved to 7-7, 2-6 CC. 

Today's decision marked the fifth time in the previous six meetings that went into overtime between the two teams.

Neither side managed to find the back of the net until Washington struck first in the 76th minute when Olivia Sabatino finished on a long pass through the box for the 1-0 edge. 

F&M fired back just three minutes later with leading-scorer Reanna Leoni's ninth goal of the season. The senior forward connected on a long shot from outside the 18-yard box to even the game. In the final minute of regulation, the Diplomats had a chance to steal the win but Isabella Raspa's attempt on net sailed high. 

Nine minutes into the extra period, Arianna Sabatino notched the decider after Cayla Marcinko threaded a pass to the middle of the box to deliver Washington its first win in the series since 2009. 

The shot count was close at 13-12 in favor of the Shorewomen. Corners were even at 2-2 with all four chances occurring in the first half of regulation. Leoni led the Diplomats' offense with five shots while Raspa followed with two. 

Goalkeeper Gabby Panayotakis (4-8-1) was charged with the loss after allowing both scores and registering three saves in 99:44 minutes of action. Three goalies saw time in net for the Shorewomen with Annalie Buscarino (4-6) picking up the victory. 

F&M returns to the field on Saturday, celebrating Homecoming and senior day with a 3:00 p.m. game against Bryn Mawr.