CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Franklin & Marshall scored two goals in each half en route to a 4-0 victory over Washington in Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer action. The Diplomats improved to 5-2-1 overall, and 1-1 in conference play, with the win while the Shoremen fell to 2-6 and 0-2 with the loss.
F&M got on the board early when Matt Melino sent a corner kick to Eric Noto, who headed the ball to Josh Wirtshafter, who headed the ball into the goal at 5:12. The Diplomats went up 2-0 when Ryan Macomber scored off a pass from Giuseppe Bua in the 42nd minute.
The Diplomats made it 3-0 when a shot by Wirtshafter was rebounded by Matt Krantz, who fired it home at 57:28. Bua gave the Diplomats a four-goal lead with a goal off a pass from Krantz at 64:01.
F&M held an 18-4 advantage in shots and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks in the game.
F&M goalie Zach Zamek earned his 15th career shutout stopping two shots in the game. Zamek improved to 5-2-1 on the year. The Shoremen's Chris Phipps absorbed the loss, picking up seven saves.
The Diplomats return to action September 30th when they travel to Gettysburg.
Franklin & Marshall (5-2-1, 1-1 CC) vs. Washington College (2-6, 0-2 CC)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 2 2 - 4
Washington College.. 0 0 - 0
1. 5:12 F&M Josh Wirtshafter (Eric Noto;Matt Melino) - Corner, header, header
2. 42:28 F&M Ryan Macomber (Giuseppe Bua) - Pass back in box and shot
3. 57:28 F&M Matt Krantz (Josh Wirtshafter) - Goal off rebound
4. 64:01 F&M Giuseppe Bua (Matt Krantz) - Pass ahead
Shots: Franklin & Marshall 18, Washington College 4
Saves: Franklin & Marshall 3 (Zach Zamek 2; Adrian Heredia 1),
Washington College 9 (Tyler Cabot 2; Chris Phipps 7)