Last Minute Goal in 20T Upends Diplomats

Last Minute Goal in 20T Upends Diplomats

YORK, Pa. – A decisive goal in the 109th minute handed the Franklin & Marshall women's soccer team a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in 2OT against Kean on Sunday afternoon in York. 

The defeat brought an end to the York Women's Soccer Classic Tournament and dropped the Diplomats' record to 2-3 on the season while the Cougars improved to 2-3. 

Knotted at 1-1, just 34 seconds separated F&M from its first tie of the season before a Kean corner led to a Jordyn Bronsky goal that ended the contest on a shot from 10 yards out.

Shots favored the Cougars by a 15-4 overall margin, despite holding just a 4-1 edge following the first half. Corners were even at 7-7 with fouls standing at 14-9 against Kean. 

A shot from 30 yards out found the bottom right of the goal in the 64th minute to put the Cougars up 1-0 in the second half. The score looked to hold, however, with four minutes left to go in regulation, F&M's Hannah Robertson forced overtime with her first career goal. The freshman defender collected a loose ball out in front and one-timed a shot into the bottom right of the goal. 

Kean threatened late in overtime number one, but sent an attempt wide in the 98th minute and a shot high in the closing seconds of the frame. Neither offense generated many scoring opportunities in the second overtime before Bronsky's dramatic tally broke the tie. 

Nicole Savidge (1-1) took the loss despite recording six saves while Lauren Healey (2-3) earned the win for Kean.

Reanna Leoni paced F&M's offense with two shots while Sabrina Graziano and Robertson registered one each. 

The Diplomats open Centennial Conference (CC) play on Saturday, traveling to Swarthmore for a 4:00 p.m. showdown with the Garnet.