#8 Franklin & Marshall Defeats #14 Nazareth, 10-7

CORTLAND, N.Y. Franklin and Marshall College scored five straight goals midway through the second half to overcome a 6-5 deficit and the Diplomats defeated Nazareth College, 10-7, in an NCAA Division III second round tournament game at SUNY Cortland. F&M (15-4) will face host Cortland in the national quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m. Nazareth suffered its first loss of the season and finishes the season with a 14-1 record.

Junior Kelly Cassels (Downingtown, PA/Great Valley) led F&M with four goals, including two during the decisive run. Freshman Sarah Meisenberg (Severna Park, MD/Severn School) added three goals and one assist and freshman Jen Pritchard (Media, PA/Penncrest) finished with a goal and two assists.

Senior Kiki Foster (Denver, CO/Kent Denver) and freshman Shannon Summers (North Wales, PA/The Hill School) each registered a goal and an assist for the Diplomats. Senior goalie Kamissa Mort (Ashton, MD/Sandy Spring) made eight saves.

Senior Elizabeth Carney (Elmira/Horseheads) led Nazareth with two goals and junior Beth Quartier (Cicero/Cicero-North Syracuse) finished with a goal and an assist. Junior Heather Chaapel (Canandaigua/Canandaigua Academy) recorded 10 saves.

The game was close for the first 44 minutes, with neither team leading by more than a goal during that time. F&M led 4-3 at halftime. Nazareth tied the game 1:04 into the second half, but F&M regained the lead on a Meisenberg goal with 23:48 remaining. The Golden Flyers responded with two goals an Amy O'Donnell (Delmar/Bethlehem) tally with 22:10 left and a Tia Morgia (Watertown) goal with 17:59 left to take its final lead at 6-5.

The Diplomats tied the game at 6-6 on a Shannon Summers (North Wales, PA/The Hill School) with 17:17 left. Cassels connected with 16:25 left to give F&M the lead and found the net again 48 seconds later, off a Meisenberg feed, to extend the lead to 7-5. A Meisenberg goal at the 10:20 mark and Foster's goal with 8:52 left pushed the margin to 10-6. Carney completed the scoring for Nazareth with 3:30 left.
Score by Period       1  2  Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 4 6 - 10
Nazareth College.... 3 4 - 7

Franklin & Marshall SCORING:
GOALS: Kelly Cassels 4; Sarah Meisenberg 3; Jen Pritchard 1;
Shannon Summers 1; Kiki Foster 1.
ASSISTS: Jen Pritchard 2; Kiki Foster 1; Eileen Keever 1;
Sarah Meisenberg 1; Shannon Summers 1.

Nazareth College SCORING:
GOALS: Elizabeth Carney 2; Beth Quartier 1; Amy O'Donnell 1;
Tia Morgia 1; Melissa Passno 1; Kristyn Lingenfelter 1.
ASSISTS: Beth Quartier 1; Caitlin Zimmer 1.

Shots by period 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 15 12 - 27
Nazareth College.... 8 10 - 18

Ground balls by prd 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 14 12 - 26
Nazareth College.... 7 14 - 21

Draw controls by prd 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 5 7 - 12
Nazareth College.... 3 4 - 7

Free-position shots 1 2 Total
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Franklin & Marshall. 0-4 0-0 - 0-4
Nazareth College.... 0-2 1-2 - 1-4

Saves by period 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 4 4 - 8
Nazareth College.... 6 4 - 10

Fouls by period 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 6 8 - 14
Nazareth College.... 10 4 - 14

Turnovers by prd 1 2 Tot
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Franklin & Marshall. 5 9 - 14
Nazareth College.... 8 8 - 16

2006-05-13



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