Diplomats Drop Conference Opener

Diplomats Drop Conference Opener

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team locked up in the opening round of conference play losing 4-0 against Ursinus Tuesday afternoon. The Diplomats fell to 0-1 in the Centennial Conference and 3-2 overall. The Bears improved to 1-0 in the CC and 4-2 overall.

F&M had difficulty defending Ursinus midfielder Jess Porcelan from taking six shots and converting three of them. Porcelan's first goal came off of a corner kick at 19:16 as she launched the ball from the left side and it bounced by Diplomats goalkeeper Katie Golding. Teammate Brittany Williams also scored a goal for Ursinus in the 82nd minute.
 
The Bears were hard to contain throughout the game as they took 14 shots compared to the Diplomats five. Porcelan and Williams combined for eight of the shots taken. 
 
Franklin & Marshall returns to action Saturday at Washington College. Game time is set for 4:00 PM.
Franklin & Marshall (3-2, 0-1 CC) vs. Ursinus (4-2, 1-0 CC)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 0 0 - 0
Ursinus............. 1 3 - 4 
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 19:16 UC Jess Porcelan Corner kick - off corner
2. 51:17 UC Jess Porcelan (unassisted) - shot from left side
3. 82:48 UC Brittany Williams (unassisted) - shot over goalies head
4. 84:52 UC Jess Porcelan (Cecilia Mansson) - from 20 on left side 
Shots: Franklin & Marshall 5, Ursinus 14 Saves: Franklin & Marshall 6 (Katie Golding 6),
Ursinus 3 (Kara DiJoseph 3)