Diplomats Fall to Ospreys

Diplomats Fall to Ospreys

LANCASTER, Pa.--  Leah Braidi scored her second goal of the season with 4:23 left in the second overtime period, as Richard Stockton defeated Franklin & Marshall 1-0 in nonconference women's soccer action Wednesday afternoon at Tylus Field.

The goal came in the 106th minute on a goalmouth scramble following a corner on the left side of the field.  Bridget Connelly took the corner for the Ospreys (9-5-3) and the ball landed at the feet of Braidi, who knocked it past F&M keeper Amanda McGowan into the lower left corner of the net.

Each team had a good scoring chance in regulation.  Stockton nearly took a 1-0 lead late in the first half when Connelly fired a shot towards an open net, but was stopped by a diving McGowan.

The Diplomats (6-5-1) had a chance to go ahead in the 76th minute, but a shot by Sarah McGahran went just wide of the goal.

The Ospreys outshot the Diplomats 13-5 overall, and 5-0 in shots on goal.  The Ospreys also held a 3-1 advantage in corners.

Carley Nicholson recorded two shots to lead the Diplomats offense.  Selena Boro, and Stephanie Bartner also tallied shots for F&M.

F&M returns to the pitch on Saturday, when the Diplomats visit Washington College for a Centennial Conference matchup.  Game time is 4 p.m.

Richard Stockton (9-5-3) vs. Franklin & Marshall (6-5-1)

Date: Oct 19, 2011  Attendance: 40

Weather: Rain, cool

Goals by period       1  2 OT OT2 Tot

Richard Stockton....  0  0  0    1 -   1

Franklin & Marshall.  0  0  0   0 -   0


1. 105:37 STOCK Leah Braidi (2) (Bridget Connelly) - Goalmouth Scramble off corner, buried in lower left corner.

Shots: Richard Stockton 13, Franklin & Marshall 5

Saves: Richard Stockton 0, Franklin & Marshall 4 (Amanda McGowan 4)