SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Swarthmore's Dylan Langley's blast in the 16th minute stood as the game-winner as the # 6 Garnet defeated Franklin & Marshall 1-0 in a Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer game. Swarthmore's (13-1, 5-1) defense held off a late attack by the Diplomats (8-5-1, 4-2 CC) as F&M fired off two shots in the twenty seconds of action.
Langley's goal came at 15:09 when he scored off a Fabian Castro feed at the top of the box. The goal marked Langley's first of the year.
The Diplomats had plenty of scoring opportunities, shooting 14 times. None were bigger than the two Eric Noto took in the last twenty seconds of play. Noto had a shot at 89:30 which was blocked and his header at 89:57 was stopped by Garnet keeper David D'Annunzio.
Swarthmore held a slight advantage in shots, 16-14 and had seven corners to the Diplomats' three.
Zach Zamek took the loss, stopping five shots. Zamek falls to 8-5-1. D'Annunzio earns the win, picking up six saves.
Franklin & Marshall returns to the field on October 24th when the Diplomats host Johns Hopkins.
Franklin & Marshall (8-5-1, 4-2 CC) vs. Swarthmore (13-1, 5-1 CC)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 0 0 - 0
Swarthmore.......... 1 0 - 1
1. 15:09 SWATM Dylan Langley (5) (Fabian Castro) - blast from top of box
Shots: Franklin & Marshall 14, Swarthmore 16
Saves: Franklin & Marshall 5 (Zach Zamek 5), Swarthmore 6 (David