Franklin & Marshall Drops One-Goal Contest to Ursinus

Sophomore attack David Kraus (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) scored what turned out to be the game-winner with 7:29 left. After F&M scored a goal with 4:15 left, the Bears survived two late Diplomat shots and forced a turnover on a clear with less than one minute to go.

Kraus finished with four goals on the day, while junior midfielder Pat Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) and sophomore midfielder Jeff Ocampo (Palm Coast, Fla./Mantanzas) had two goals in the win. Gillen and senior attack Dan Monzo (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) had two assists.

Freshman goalkeeper T.J. Mangani (Bear, Del./Saint Mark's) finished with 11 saves on the afternoon for the Bears.

The Bears didn't take the lead till 2:48 left in the third when Kraus scored his third of his four goals on the day on an assist from Monzo, giving the Bears a 7-6 lead. After F&M's Tristan Miller tied the score with a goal with 11:42 left in the game, the Bears got a goal from Ocampo with 8:15 left for an 8-7 lead.

Ursinus trailed 3-1 with 4:08 left in the first quarter, before Kraus scored his first goal of the game with 1:16 left on an assist from Monzo. Trailing 3-2 in the second, the Bears tied the score on a goal by Monzo on an assist from senior midfielder Tom Walsh (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) with 10:54 left.

Defensively, sophomore midfielder Ryan Reuther (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) had five groundballs, while going 8 for 18 on faceoffs.

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