Young Diplomats Blanked in Opener

Young Diplomats Blanked in Opener

LANCASTER, Pa. – Two goals in a 24 second span proved to be the difference as Cabrini women’s soccer team collected a 2-0 win at Franklin & Marshall. The Cavilers’ (1-0) Sammy Thompson assisted on both goals feeding breakaways by freshmen Maddy Edwards and Alex Tralie late in the first period.

The Diplomats (0-1) had multiple opportunities in the second half outshooting Cabrini 5-2, but Gianni Porretta, who had six shutouts a year ago, was up to the task. Porretta (1-0) recorded six saves in the duration.

Save for a minute, Franklin & Marshall’s freshmen laden team held their own. The Diplomats rolled out seven first-years for the season opener. One of the freshmen, keeper Katie Golding, stopped four shots in absorbing the loss.

The Diplomats return to action Sunday against Allegheny.

Cabrini College (1-0) vs. Franklin & Marshall (0-1)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Cabrini College..... 2 0 - 2
Franklin & Marshall. 0 0 - 0

1. 36:40 CAWS Edwards, Maddy (1) (unassisted) - Break Away Goal
2. 37:06 CAWS Tralie, Alex (1) (Thompson, Sammy) - Give and Go

Shots: Cabrini College 6, Franklin & Marshall 16
Saves: Cabrini College 6 (Porretta, Gianna 6), Franklin & Marshall 4
(Katie Golding 4)