Women's Soccer Downed by Dickinson, 1-0

Women's Soccer Downed by Dickinson, 1-0

LANCASTER, Pa. – The No. 21 Franklin & Marshall women's soccer team suffered its first setback of the 2022 season with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dickinson on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats (6-1-2, 1-1-1 CC) and Red Devils (5-4-1, 2-0-1 CC) each put four shots on goal with a Dickinson goal during the 67th minute of play being the only shot that beat either defense during the conference showdown.

Sophia Elguera scored that lone goal for the Red Devils on a pass from Emma Cooney during the second half. Despite shots on goal being even for the contest, the Diplomats did maintain a 10-7 advantage in total shots and took the only two corner kicks for either team on the afternoon.

All four of F&M's shots during the opening half came during the first 18 minutes of play. Delaney Bessel got the action started early with a shot wide on an early corner attempt before saves of the shots of Alison Francis and Sierra Brophy keep the teams tied after 45 minutes.

Another save by the Dickinson goalie Sophia Kavulich during the 59th minute kept things scoreless until the lone goal which came just over seven minutes later. The Diplomats peppered the goal with five shots during the remaining time and fought up until the final whistle when a save was made with 17 seconds left in the match. Reigning Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week Emma Nolan made one save during the opening half and two more over the final 45 minutes.

Women's soccer will look to return to its winning ways back on Tylus Field this coming Wednesday when the team hosts McDaniel for a 7 p.m. match under the lights. That contest will be a rematch of last year's Centennial Conference Championship which ultimately favored the Green Terror, but not before needing penalty kicks to declare a conference champion during the 2021 season.