Women's Soccer Overcomes York, 2-1

Women's Soccer Overcomes York, 2-1

LANCASTER, Pa. – Meg O'Callahan scores on a penalty kick in the 77th minute of the match to help the Diplomats (1-0) defeat York (Pa.) (0-1) 2-1 in the season opener Thursday night at Tylus Field.

Sierra Brophy played a huge part in the win over the Spartans Thursday night. Before she drew a penalty in the box to set up the game-winning penalty kick, Brophy put Franklin & Marshall on the scoreboard in the 14th minute. Dahlia Pepe drew a York foul to set up a free kick in the offensive side of the field. Mikaela Timmermans delivered a perfect crossing pass that was headed into the back of the net by Brophy. The goal is the 15th of Brophy's career and the first career assist of Timmermans.

York fought back with a goal in the 74th minute, but O'Callahan's goal was the deciding factor. The game-winner is the 16th goal and ninth game-winning goal of O'Callahan's career. With six penalty kicks in six attempts in her career, she remains perfect.

Goalkeeper Emma Nolan was a wall in net, saving six shots and earning the win in her debut as a Diplomat.

York outshot F&M 12-10 in the game, however the teams were even in the second half with six shots each.

Bri Skidmore led F&M in shots with three. O'Callahan and Brophy tallied two shots and one goal each.

F&M will travel to play Rutgers-Newark Sunday at 4:00 p.m.