LANCASTER, Pa. – While outshooting Washington (3-1-2, 0-0-1 CC) 21-7 in the match, the 25th-ranked Franklin & Marshall women's soccer team (4-0-2, 0-0-1 CC) couldn't find the back of the net as the Diplomats played to a scoreless tie Saturday afternoon.
The Diplomats attacked the net early and often as they sent seven shots with four on goal within a 14 minute span in the first half. The Diplomats drew a corner kick in the eighth minute that resulted in a header from Alex Wilson that missed that net wide. Meg O'Callahan and Sierra Brophy tried a shot in the 11th and 14th minute mark, but the WAC goalkeeper was able to corral both shots. O'Callahan tried her luck with two distant shots just under 20 minutes into the game, but both sailed high and over the cage.
F&M's best scoring chance came in the 37th minute when Alison Francis sent a shot off her left foot that was saved off the goal line by a Washington defender and cleared.
Early in the second half, Meg O'Callahan headed a loose ball in the box that looked to be heading towards an open net. The Washington goalkeeper made a nice diving save to punch the ball wide of the frame to keep the match scoreless.
Emma Nolan had three saves during the game, including a big one-handed stop in the 83rd minute. After colliding with an attacking Washington player, Nolan stopped a shot from WAC midfielder Lauren Maynor with one hand before falling on the ball to corral it. It was a massive save to keep the score tied late in the match.
It is F&M's second scoreless draw this season after tying Washington & Lee earlier this fall. It is also the second scoreless tie in as many years between F&M and Washington.
Francis, O'Callahan, and Riley Durborow recorded two shots on goal each in the match.
The Diplomats will play Muhlenberg on the road Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in a Centennial Conference matchup.