With two wins in their final three regular-season games of 2018, Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team displayed the program's enticing potential moving forward. The Diplomats ultimately closed out the year with a 3-12-1 overall record.
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F&M's willful effort on the pitch transferred over to the classroom as the Diplomats saw 13 members of its team - the most among all of the College's fall sports - earn a place on the Centennial Conference (CC) Academic Honor Roll. The award's arduous criteria calls for representatives to hold a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or above following the 2018 spring semester - a mark that an astounding 46 percent of the team reached.
There were positives on the playing field as well. Trailing by a 2-0 score in the 87th minute against Covenant on Sept. 1, F&M notched a pair of improbable goals to force overtime and eventually claim a 2-2 2OT tie at home.
In a 3-1 non-conference win over Hood on Sept. 18th, a contingent of three Diplomats tallied first-half goals en route to a 3-1 triumph in Frederick, Md. In a two-game stretch from Oct. 20-24, junior defender Nicolette Runko '19 caught fire with four goals on her way to garnering All-CC honors for the third time in her career, landing on the Second Team.
Two of those goals came in a 4-1 victory against Bryn Mawr on Oct. 20th with Anna Goorevich '21 and Maija Woodruff '22 chipping in with the other tallies. The next time out on Oct. 24th, Runko was at it again, finding the back of the net in the 15th and 19th minutes as the Diplomats held on for the dramatic 2-1 win over Eastern on Tylus Field.