LEXINGTON, Va. – Ryan Corr's 104th-minute goal lifted the No. 6 Franklin & Marshall men's soccer team to a 2-1 2OT victory over Randolph on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.
The non-conference win improved the Diplomats' record to 2-1 on the season while the Wildcats dropped to 1-2.
In the 103rd minute of the second overtime, and with the score knotted at 1-1, a Jim Connolly corner kick sailed into the box and was met by a diving header from Corr, who found the lower corner of the goal for the game winner.
Corr was a standout player on the pitch throughout Saturday's contest as the sophomore center back dominated the Wildcats in the air.
Goalkeeper Sebastian Jenkins (2-0) earned the win after allowing just one goal and recording three saves in 103 minutes of action. Erick Cortez-Martinez (1-2) was charged with the loss following a three-save effort.
Shots were narrowly led by the Diplomats at 13-10 but favored F&M by a lopsided 5-1 edge in the overtime periods. Jason Tonelli led the effort with five shots while Corr and Connolly each tallied a pair.
Neither side managed to convert their scoring chances in the first half of regulation with the Diplomats leading the shot count at 5-3 after the opening 45 minutes of action. Just three minutes after the break, F&M lit the scoreboard first when Tonelli notched an unassisted goal to put the Diplomats in front by a 1-0 score. The marker was Tonelli's third of the season and 20th of his career, moving him into a tie for 14th on the program's all-time list.
The F&M advantage held until the 80th minute when Randolph answered with a solo score of its own to knot the competition at 1-1. The Diplomats controlled action in the opening overtime stanza, outshooting the Wildcats by a 3-1 margin after attempts on goal from Jim Connolly, Tonelli and Stephen Sherbahn.
Play was dictated by F&M to start the second overtime frame as well with an early shot on goal from Connolly before the junior forward's corner opportunity later in the period led to Corr's goal.
F&M returns to the pitch tomorrow, facing off against No. 24 Washington & Lee in Lexington at 2:30 p.m.