No. 6 Diplomats Upend Haverford

No. 6 Diplomats Upend Haverford

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 6 ranked men's soccer team continued one streak on Saturday and ended another with a crucial 2-1 victory of Centennial Conference (CC)-rival Haverford on the road. 

The Diplomats remained one of the nation's hottest teams with their seventh consecutive victory to improve to 8-1, 2-0 CC while the Fords fell 3-3-2, 1-1 CC. 

Saturday's victory broke a 25-match CC unbeaten streak at home for Haverford, who entered play with a 24-0-1 recent record at Walton Field.

Both teams appeared destined for a defensive battle as the game entered halftime with a 0-0 tally on the scoreboard. The shot count favored the Diplomats by an 8-4 score while corners were even at 2-2. 

F&M found the back of the net in the 50th minute to capture the 1-0 advantage when Dallen Moore fed Shay Adamson for the go-ahead marker. Just six minutes ticked off the clock until the Diplomats added an insurance goal. Alex Lalovic made it a 2-0 score, taking a pass from Kane Feudtner and finding the back of the net. 

Christopher Amoruso improved to 8-1 after recording four saves in 90 minutes. Dylan Ioffreda (2-2) was charged with the loss after recording seven saves. 

A.J. Kopacz paced the offensive effort with five shots while Ryan Hannum, Steven Yakita, and Lalovic followed with two each. 

The Diplomats return home on Wednesday for a CC clash with Dickinson at 7:00 p.m.