WINCHESTER, Va. – A 93rd-minute tally sunk Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team in a back-and-forth 4-3 overtime loss against Shenandoah on Wednesday evening in non-conference competition.
The Diplomats' record fell to 1-2 on the year while the Hornets improved to 2-1.
Senior forward Reanna Leoni forced the overtime stanza with a solo tally in the 86th minute that evened the score at 3-3. The goal was her second of the game after ripping a shot from 35 yards out in the 28th minute of the first half that knotted the contest at 1-1.
Down by a 2-1 mark to start the second half of regulation, freshman forward Allison Klei notched her second goal in the last two game by taking a feed from Leoni in the 56th and finding the back of the net.
A continuous back-and-forth game throughout the 92 minutes of competition, the Hornets went back up by a 3-2 tally in the 78th with a Liz Keefer marker, before Leoni followed eight minutes later with her solo goal that forced overtime.
In the first overtime stanza, Keefer struck again by winning a 50-50 ball at the top of the box and slipping the game-winning shot into the right side of the net.
The overall shot count favored Shenandoah by an 11-6 margin while corners also belonged to the Hornets at 2-0. Leoni produced a five-point effort on the day with two goals on two shots to go along with an assist. Liv McCutcheon, Anna Goorevich, Hannah Robertson and Klei were also credited with one shot each.
Gabby Panayotakis (1-2) was charged with the loss in net after registering four saves. The Hornets' Haley Golden (1-0) secured the win after relieving Shenandoah's starter after the halftime break.
The Diplomats return home on Sunday, hosting Hood at Tylus Field for a 1:00 p.m. showdown.