Diplomats Deliver 2OT Thriller

Diplomats Deliver 2OT Thriller

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – A goal from Alex Lalovic in the 104th minute gave Franklin & Marshall's men's soccer team a 2-1 upset over No. 14 Washington & Lee in non-conference action at Tylus Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Diplomats remained undefeated at 3-0 on the year while the Generals fell to 1-2.

To see Lalovic's game-winner, click here.

After F&M maintained possession to start the second overtime period, Washington & Lee's goalie punched out a Jim Connolly corner-kick to the head of Joshua Cagan, who placed the ball back into play with Lalvoic sending a header of his own just out of the goalie's reach to give F&M the 2-1 victory.

Goalkeeper Christopher Amoruso (2-0) earned the win after turning away six shots while Alex Harper (1-2) was charged with the loss following a two-save effort.

The Generals controlled play early in the game, outshooting the Diplomats 8-5 in the first half, and notching their only goal in the 25th minute when Dylan Ritch collected a rebound off a free kick and sliding the ball to Harry Pinkerton to give W&L the 1-0 lead. 

The Diplomats came out with a vengeance to start the second half, tallying three shots in the opening five minutes. Connolly looked to even the score with a penalty kick in the 55th, but his shot careened off the post. 

F&M kept the offensive pressure, finding the back of the net in the 71st minute with Cagan delivering a throw-in to the head of Kane Feudtner, who managed to find the feet of A.J. Kopacz to put it away to the bottom left corner.

W&L held a 10-5 edge in corner kicks and a slight 17-16 advantage in shots, though the Diplomats outshot the Generals 4-0 in the two overtime periods. 

First-year defender Cagan led with two assists on the day while Connolly paced the offense with four shots. Lalovic and Kopacz recorded three each. 

The Diplomats return to action tomorrow, hosting Stockton at 1:00 p.m.