COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – A second-half scoring spree, including a span of three goals in three minutes, allowed Franklin & Marshall's men's soccer team to blow past Ursinus by a commanding 5-0 score on Saturday afternoon.
The Centennial Conference (CC) win improved the Diplomats' record to 5-5-1, 3-1 CC while the Bears dropped to 2-9, 0-5 CC.
The Diplomats opened the floodgates in the second half with a Jason Tonelli right-footed strike to the left corner of the goal in the 62nd minute that kick-started a three-goal run. Max Geuder followed in the 63rd with his first score of the season. Ryan Fincher lofted a corner kick into the box that Geuder headed off an Ursinus defender and into the left side.
Jim Connolly connected with Steven Sherbahn in the 65th, who blasted a shot from 20 yards out that found a home in the left corner of the net for the 4-0 advantage. Freshman Alex Lalovic recorded his first career goal in the 81st to round out the scoring for the Diplomats.
Goalkeeper Christopher Amoruso (2-1) didn't face a shot on goal through 90 minutes to garner his second victory of the season, while the Bears' Matthew Kenwood was dealt the loss after stopping five of 10 attempts on net.
F&M dominated the shot count at 21-3, as well as corners at 9-3. Tonelli and Fincher led the charge with three shots each. J.T. Mogan, Janse Schermerhorn, Ben Strait and Sherbahn followed with two apiece.
Centennial action continues on Wednesday when the Diplomats travel to take on Swarthmore at 7:00 p.m.