Women's Soccer Uses PK to Edge Gettysburg

Women's Soccer Uses PK to Edge Gettysburg

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LANCASTER, Pa. - With 8:01 remaining in the contest, Danielle David scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick to lift Franklin & Marshall over Gettysburg 1-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer action on Wednesday.

David netted her team-leading fifth goal and second penalty kick of the season to help the Diplomats (6-2, 2-1 CC) record their second straight conference win while handing the Bullets (3-2-3, 2-1 CC) their first CC loss.

Neither team could muster up great scoring opportunities, getting four shots apiece until F&M was awarded the penalty kick off a hand-ball foul in the box. David, who scored the game-winning goal off a PK against Alvernia, put her left-footed shot into the left side of the goal past Danielle St. Pierre for the win.

The Diplomats were able to keep the ball out of their net in the final minutes with Erin Roy (Boxborough, MA/Boxborough) making two saves on the night for the shutout.

Gettysburg did not back down and had a chance to send the game into overtime with a direct kick from 25 yards out with 36 seconds left to play, but the F&M defense was able to clear the ball and down into Bullets territory to hold on for a one-goal victory.

F&M returns to action on Saturday against Bryn Mawr. Game time is 3:30 p.m.