Diplomats Fall to Crusaders

Diplomats Fall to Crusaders

Box Score

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Ralph Larsen scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute as Susquehanna defeated Franklin & Marshall 2-1 in non-conference men's soccer action. The Crusaders improved to 5-8-1, while the Diplomats fall to 8-4-1.

The Crusaders struck first when Shane Atha netted a pass from Daniel Sosa with just 1:53 left in the first half. F&M's answered when Eric Noto tied the game at one apiece midway through the second half. Noto received a pass from Matt Melino and found the back of the net in the 59th minute. Susquehanna went up for good when a Crusader free kick was headed multiple times before landing at Larsen's feet for the game-winning goal.

Susquehanna held a 9-7 advantage in shots and earned six corner kicks to the Diplomats' four.

F&M keeper Zack Zamek takes the loss. Zamek picked up two saves and falls to 8-4-1. Pat Horan earned the win for the Crusaders, stopping three shots in the game.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on October 17th when the Diplomats travel to Swarthmore.


Franklin & Marshall (8-4-1 overall) vs. Susquehanna Univ. (5-8-1 overall)

Goals by period       1  2  Tot

Franklin & Marshall.  0  1 -  1

Susquehanna Univ....  1  1 -  2


  1.  43:07 SUSM Shane Atha (Daniel Sosa) - centering pass into crease

  2.  59:49 F&M Eric Noto (Matt Melino) - centering pass

  3.  67:51 SUSM Ralph Larsen (unassisted) - loose ball in box

Shots: Franklin & Marshall 7, Susquehanna Univ. 9

Saves: Franklin & Marshall 2 (Zach Zamek 2), Susquehanna Univ. 4 (Pat

 Horan 3; TEAM 1)