Devils Drop Diplomats
LANCASTER, Pa. – Dickinson scored a pair of second half goals 4:23 apart to knock off Franklin & Marshall 2-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer on Wednesday.
The Red Devils (11-2-1, 6-1 CC) got the game winner in the 68th minute when Hannah Richardson broke up the scoreless tie. Samantha Friday played a ball out in front from deep in the right corner. Richardson settled the ball on her foot and went over Diplomats (7-6, 3-5 CC) keeper, Hannah Barry, for the go-ahead goal.
With the Diplomats reeling from the initial blow, Dickinson pressed the issue. An Olivia Licata pass to Ashley Kunkle in the box left Barry with little chance of making a save. Kunkle redirected the ball into the same real estate enjoyed by Richardson.
Where she wasn't hung out to dry, Barry turned in a strong effort, keeping F&M in the game until late. Dickinson pieced together a solid string of passes in the 27th minute, leaving Friday on the doorstep at the right post. The Diplomats keeper confidently gobbled up the first point blank shot she faced on the night. That save, the first of Barry's three on the evening, got the Diplomats offense in gear.
F&M countered, building a brilliant scoring opportunity that left Nancy Epstein with a shot down low on the left hand side of the box. Her laser sailed just right of the far post. The Diplomats kept pressing and developed another opportunity in the 29th minute. Stephanie Bartner's shot to finish sailed a foot over the crossbar. Annie Weichert came up with a pair of saves when F&M did place the ball within the frame of the woodwork.
Dickinson outshot F&M 15-7 and enjoyed an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks. The Diplomats return to action on Saturday evening at Muhlenberg.
Dickinson 11-2-1 (6-1 CC) vs. Franklin & Marshall
7-6 (3-5 CC)
Date: Oct 20, 2010 Attendance: 183
Weather: Mid 50's, no wind
Goals by period
1 2 Tot
Dickinson........... 0 2 - 2
Franklin & Marshall. 0 0 - 0
1. 67:20 DC Hannah Richardson (Samantha Friday) - cross from the right side shot to top center of net
2. 71:53 DC Ashley Kunkle (Olivia Licata) - pass from the right side one-time shot to the top center of net
Shots: Dickinson 15, Franklin & Marshall
Saves: Dickinson 2 (Annie Weichert 2), Franklin & Marshall 3 (Hannah Barry 3)