CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Nicolette Runko scored two goals in a span of 2:17 in the second half to lead visiting Franklin & Marshall to a 2-0 win over host Washington College in a Centennial Conference women's soccer game played tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Franklin & Marshall 2, Washington College 0
How It Happened
- Riley Hourihan took the only shot on goal of the opening half for the Diplomats in the 27th minute, which was stopped by Annalie Buscarino. Erin O'Reilly would take the only shot on goal of the opening half for the Shorewomen in the 30th minute, but it was saved by Sara Ghorashi. Keelie Verbeek sent a rebound chance wide to the left just four seconds later.
- Katie King put a shot on goal for Washington in the 49th minute which was saved by Ghorashi.
- Franklin & Marshall got on the board with 37:23 to go when Emilee Adami hustled to save a ball from going out of bounds along the goal line, then sent a cross into Runko who finished into the lower corner to the left of Noah Smith.
- The lead grew to 2-0 just 2:17 later when Meg O'Callahan took a short free kick with the ball sitting along the goal line, which was bobbled by Smith, allowing Runko to smash home the loose ball in front with 35:06 to play.
- Parker Morris sent a shot on goal with 21:18 to go, which forced Ghorashi into punching the ball above her head and then having to secure it before it crossed the goal line.
- Verbeek took the last shot on goal for Washington with 14:16 to go, but it was stopped by Ghorashi.
For the Shorewomen (4-7-3 Overall, 1-5-2 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: None.
- Goalkeeper: Buscarino (one save, zero goals allowed, 45:00), Smith (two saves, two goals allowed, 45:00).
For Franklin & Marshall (8-5-1 Overall, 4-4 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Runko (two goals), Adami (one assist), O'Callahan (one assist).
- Goalkeeper: Ghorashi (four saves, zero goals allowed, 90:00).
- The Diplomats held a 10-7 advantage in shots and took all six of the corner kicks in the game.
- Morris was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the first time in her career.
- Tonight was Senior Night for Morris, Bryanna Rupprecht, Maia Duval, Tatiana Baughman, Maddie Noonan, Megan Klink, and Cayla Marcinko.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
10/27 v. Stockton - 1:00 p.m.
- The teams played to a 2-2 draw after double overtime last year in the first meeting between the two programs.