Rapid Fire Goals Doom Diplomats

Rapid Fire Goals Doom Diplomats

LANCASTER, Pa. - Elizabethtown scored two first-half goals in a 25 second span to beat Franklin & Marshall 2-0 on Wednesday night in non-conference women's soccer action. The Diplomats fell to 1-2-1 while the Blue Jays improved to 1-1-2 with the win. 

Elizabethtown took control early, posting an 11-1 advantage in shots for the frame. The Blue Jays made the opportunities count in the 27th minute when Maria Boretti opened the scoring off of a corner kick.

The Blue Jays struck again just 25 seconds later when Lindsay Hoagland scored from a Trisha Clark feed, extending a 2-0 lead that Elizabethtown carried to halftime.

The second period brought more offensive pressure, with Elizabethtown commanding the lead in shots (12-1) and corners (6-0). However, the Diplomats yielded no more goals thanks to eight saves from F&M goalkeeper Nicole Savidge.

Elizabethtown owned the shot count for the game, 23-2. Savidge logged 13 total stops for the game, a career high. Sarah Mischianti and Kim Kornbluth each notched a shot for the Diplomats in the effort.

F&M returns to action Saturday when it takes on Widener at 4:00 p.m. on the turf at Tylus Field.