LANCASTER, Pa. - Renee Dessimone's goal late in the second half proved to be the game-winner as Muhlenberg defeated Franklin & Marshall 1-0 in a Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer game. The Diplomats fall to 3-14 (1-8 CC) while the Mules improve to 10-5 (7-1 CC).
Dessimone's goal came at 62:30 when she received a pass from Maggie Neary and lofted the ball out of the reach of F&M keeper Katie Golding's. Golding was under attack throughout the game facing 18 shots. The Diplomats managed only two shots.
The Mules' Michele Toher picked up the win. Toher improved to 8-5. Golding was saddled with the loss. Golding stopped eight shots and falls to 3-12.
F&M's seniors were recognized before the game. Seniors Meaghan Mancini and Jenny Jones played their last game on Tylus Field.
Franklin & Marshall wraps up the 2009 campaign on October 31st when the Diplomats travel to Swarthmore.
Muhlenberg (10-5, 7-1 CC) vs. Franklin & Marshall (3-14, 1-8 CC)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Muhlenberg.......... 0 1 - 1
Franklin & Marshall. 0 0 - 0
1. 62:30 MUHL Renee Dessimone (1) (Maggie Neary) - Pass, arc shoot over goalie's head
Shots: Muhlenberg 18, Franklin & Marshall 2
Saves: Muhlenberg 0 (), Franklin & Marshall 8 (Katie Golding 8)