COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Three intermittent goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation sent a back and forth contest into overtime where the Franklin & Marshall women's soccer team had to settle for a 3-3 tie against Ursinus on Saturday evening in Centennial Conference (CC) play.
The Diplomats moved to 3-1-2, 1-0-1 CC on the year while the decision brought the Bears to 4-4-1, 0-2-1 CC.
With F&M up by a score of 2-1 and only 10 minutes remaining in the second half, Ursinus knocked in a rebound off a deflected shot to knot the contest.
Only four minutes later, the Diplomats answered when Stephanie Bartner sent a corner into the box that found the head of Nicole Rynecki and into the net for her second score of the game to once again go ahead at 3-2.
The Bears refused to quit, marching back down to F&M's side of the field and firing a shot that deflected off of the crossbar and into the back of the net in the 85th minute to once again even the score.
In overtime Ursinus outshot the Diplomats 5-2 but neither team was able to capture the go-ahead goal as the score remained tied at the end of 110 minutes of play.
F&M looked to be in control early on, tallying the first two scores of the game in the first half; a Spencer Plante shot from 10 yards out in the fifth minute, followed by an unassisted tally from Rynecki in the 22nd.
After a pair of goals against Ursinus, Rynecki now has a team-high five through the first seven contests of the season, including four scores over the Diplomats last two matches.
The Bears fired 12 shots on goal against F&M keeper Amanda McGowan, who finished with a season-high 12 saves that included four in overtime. The Diplomats combined for 12 shots, including six on net.
F&M returns to the field next Saturday when the Diplomats travel to face off against Bryn Mawr at 1:00 p.m.