Series History: F&M welcomes Centennial Conference (CC) foe Ursinus to Tylus Field on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. contest. The Diplomats and Bears have tied in their previous two meetings, while F&M has the most recent win in the series, a 1-0 shutout on Sept. 23, 2011.
Last Time We Faced Ursinus: Three intermittent goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation sent a back and forth contest into overtime where F&M had to settle for a 3-3 tie against Ursinus on Sept. 21, 2013.
With the Diplomats up 2-1 and only 10 minutes remaining in the second half, the Bears knocked in a rebound off a deflected shot to knot the contest.
Only four minutes later, F&M 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 go ahead 3-2.
Ursinus refused to quit, marching back on the Diplomats' 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. Both teams were unable to find the net in both overtimes, resulting in a 3-3 tie.
Last Week: F&M dropped a 4-1 contest to No. 10 Misericordia before falling to Swarthmore 3-0 in the conference opener.
The Diplomats battled but fell 4-1 to the Cougars. After Misericordia made it 1-0 just eight minutes into the contest, Brianna Reid netted her second goal of the year only 15 minutes after the Cougars' tally.
The game did not remain tied for long, however, as Meghan Antrim netted a goal less than two minutes after Reid's to give Misericordia a 2-1 lead as the Cougars went on to win 4-1.
Swarthmore blanked F&M 3-0 in both teams' conference opener on Saturday.
The Garnet began the scoring early, as Elyse Tierney received a cross to the back post of the net and scored to give the Garnet a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the contest.
The Diplomats' deficit increased in the 20th minute of the first when Emma Sindelar one-touched a goal over F&M's Johnson-Finn as the Garnet went into halftime with a 2-1 advantage. Swarthmore added a goal late in the second and went on to win 3-0.
Atop the CC Leaderboard: Freshman goalkeeper Johnson-Finn remains third in the conference in saves with 27. Bryn Mawr's Aviva Kosanky and Washington's Melissa Barry are tied for first with 32, while Haverford's Robin Chernow sits in second with 29.