CARLISLE, Pa. - After 120 minutes of play, Franklin & Marshall and Dickinson remained in a scoreless 0-0 draw on the grass in Carlisle.
The tie was the second in as many Saturdays, and may have set up an opportunity for the two sides to settle things on Wednesday, pending the outcome of tonight's Washington/Johns Hopkins match. A Hopkins win would send F&M back to Dickinson for the opening round of the Centennial Conference Championship Tournament.
With the weather turning on both teams in the second half, scoring opportunities were few and far between. The match was evenly played, and the action resided primarily in the midfield. Dickinson outshot F&M 21-7, but Zach Zamek was up to the challenge, turning away all eight that were destined for the inside of the net. At the other end, Cody Hickok turned away F&M's three shots on net.
F&M's Mike Irving played well with repeated solid possessions in the middle for F&M. Charlie Welch played a gutsy match for F&M.
The Diplomats will play in Wednesday's first round game, with the site and opponent to be determined.
Franklin & Marshall (9-5-3, 5-2-2) vs. Dickinson (12-3-2, 6-2-1)
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall 0 0 0 0 0
Dickinson 0 0 0 0 0
Shots: Franklin & Marshall 7, Dickinson 21
Saves: Franklin & Marshall 8 (Zach Zamek 8), Dickinson 3 (Cody Hickok 3)