Diplomats Battle No. 2 Garnet to a Draw

Diplomats Battle No. 2 Garnet to a Draw

LANCASTER, Pa. – 110 minutes of action failed to produce a winner as Franklin & Marshall and No. 2 Swarthmore battled to a 0-0 tie in Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats go to 6-3-3 (4-1-2 CC) while Swarthmore goes away with an 11-0-2 (4-0-2 CC) mark.

Zach Zamek played lights out defense in the box all afternoon for F&M. The senior keeper stopped seven shots, none bigger than a penalty kick Swarthmore took in the second half.  In the 60th minute, Garnet forward Fabian Castro was taken down in the box and his ensuing penalty kick went to the right, where Zamek stopped it with ease.

The Diplomats created a few scoring opportunities in the game from Giuseppe Bua. Bua took a shot from eight yards out in the 38th minute, only to miss left. He had another opportunity with just under three minutes remaining in the game when he headed the ball and barely missed the net.

The Garnet outshot F&M 15-7, while the Diplomats held a 5-4 edge in corners.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action next Saturday at Johns Hopkins. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

Swarthmore (11-0-2, 4-0-2 CC) vs. Franklin & Marshall (6-3-3, 2-1-3 CC)
 Goals by period       1  2 OT O2  Tot
 Swarthmore..........  0  0  0  0 -  0
 Franklin & Marshall.  0  0  0  0 -  0
 Shots: Swarthmore 15, Franklin & Marshall 7
 Saves: Swarthmore 3 (David D'Annunzio 3), Franklin & Marshall 7 (Zack Zamek 7)