LANCASTER, Pa. – With just 1:18 separating Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team from overtime against Lancaster Bible, Emily O'Hara found the back of the net to deliver the Diplomats a thrilling 1-0 shutout on Wednesday evening at Tylus Field.
With the non-conference victory, F&M improved to 4-5 on the season while the Chargers broke a six-game winning streak and dropped to 6-3.
In the waning minutes of the second half, the contest looked bound for overtime before Kyra Judge sent a through pass into the box that Lancaster Bible's goalkeeper slid down to the turf to make a play on. The ball bounced off the hands of the Chargers' netminder, was collected by O'Hara and sent into the lower middle of the goal for the game-winner.
Neither team saw many scoring chances until the deciding score. In the opening half, the Charges had their best opportunity in the 30th minute when a Raegan Horst free kick from 30 yards out went on net to the near post, but Diplomat goalkeeper Nicole Savidge was there to turn back the shot.
In the second, F&M nearly lit the scoreboard itself when Reanna Leoni tried to catch Lancaster Bible off guard in the 60th minute with a quick shot from 35 yards out, but sailed an attempt just high of the far post.
Savidge (3-3) earned her third shutout of the season after stopping the only shot she faced through 90 minutes of action. Kaitlyn Scheuing (6-3) was dealt the loss for the Chargers.
Shots belonged to F&M at an 8-6 edge with corners favoring Lancaster Bible at 5-1. O'Hara led the way with four shots, followed by Leoni with a pair.
Non-conference competition continues on Saturday when the Diplomats conclude their mid-season homestand by welcoming Alvernia to Lancaster for a 12:00 p.m. matchup.