LANCASTER, PA – Franklin & Marshall's Lily Mynott scored 6:16 into the first overtime to lift #13 Franklin & Marshall to a 3-2 overtime victory over #17 York College in non-conference action in Lancaster, PA on Tuesday evening. The loss is the third straight for the Spartans as all three have come against nationally ranked squads.
Records: #17 York (Pa.) 11-5, Franklin & Marshall 13-2
Shots: York 14, F&M 26
Shots on Goal: York 9, F&M 14
Penalty Corners: York 11, F&M 11
Saves: York 11, F&M 7
How It Happened
• The Diplomats controlled the opening few minutes of play as they fired off the first four shots of the game over the first five minutes of the game. While the Diplomats owned the shot advantage, the Spartans found the back of the cage first. Spartan junior Lindsay Nye took a pass, dribbled into the heart of the Diplomat defense and slotted home the game's first goal in the 10th minute of play.
• The two teams traded possessions before the Diplomat's Lily Mynott shifted past a Spartan defender and drove the ball into the cage, tying the game at one in the 24th minute.
• Statistically, the Diplomats held a 12-4 edge in total shots and a 4-3 margin in penalty corners.
• The Diplomats pushed the issue to open the second half as they got an Emily Nagle shot just 26 seconds into the half. The Diplomats then got a penalty corner and converted the chance as Sarah Schannauer fed a pass across the middle and Erin Coverdale finished the chance in the lower right side of the goal. Coverdale's goal came a mere 57 seconds into the second half.
• The Spartans regained their balance and starting taking the play right back to their hosts. Nye had a shot cleared off the line by Schannauer to maintain the Diplomat lead. After four straight Spartan shots, sophomore Greta Plappert finished off a rebound in the 49th minute, tying the game at two. The goal was Plappert's 14th of the year.
• Both teams had chances over the final 20 minutes of play. Senior Beth Patrick forced overtime as she cleared a shot off the line with 42 seconds left in regulation.
• The Spartans got the first chance in overtime as Plappert fired a shot on goal that was saved 41 seconds into the extra session. York had a penalty corner but couldn't covert. Senior Ali Posey had a crack at ending the game 5:53 into overtime but Diplomat goalie Ilianna Santangelo made the stop to keep the game going.
• The Diplomats won the game on a fast break as Annie Horsley tossed a pass up to Mynott who had slipped past the Spartan defense. Spartan goalie Sam Keating came out to challenge the shot and as she was sliding down, Mynott hit a shot that glanced off Keating and rolled into the goal, ending the game 6:16 into the extra session.
Lindsay Nye: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Greta Plappert: 1 goal, 3 shots on goal
Beth Patrick: 1 defensive save, 1 shot
Ali Posey: 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Autumn Mallory: 2 shots on goal
Franklin & Marshall Leaders
Lily Mynott: 2 goals, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal, game winning goal
Erin Coverdale: 1 goal, 9 shots, 5 shots on goal
Sarah Schannauer: 1 assist, 1 defensive save
Annie Horsley: 1 assist, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Sydney Cole: 6 shots, 1 shot on goal
Sam Keating (YCP): 76:16 minutes played, 3 goals against, 10 saves (Loss, 0-2)
Ilianna Santangelo (F&M): 76:16 minutes played, 2 goals against, 6 saves (Win, 13-2)
The loss snaps a two-game win streak against the Diplomats as F&M has been ranked in both of those Spartan wins … F&M holds a 24-10 advantage in the all-time series … former Spartan head coach Kaitlyn (Hamilton) Eager is now the head coach at F&M … the Spartans are 1-2 in overtime having lost at Lynchburg and tonight … the Spartans two overtime losses have both come by the score of 3-2 and have both come on the road … tonight's game ends a streak of three games against nationally ranked foes (@ #8 Salisbury, @ 5 Christopher Newport, and @ #13 F&M) … sophomore Sam Keating made her second start in goal and continued to respond with a career-high ten saves … Keating owns a .724 save percentage in her 252:11 of play this year … senior Beth Patrick recorded her second career defensive save … York reached double figures in penalty corners for the tenth time this year but the first time in their last three games … York's 11 saves were the second highest total of the year, behind only the game at Lynchburg when the Spartans lost 3-2 in OT ... four of York's five losses have come to nationally ranked squads.
The Spartans conclude their regular season with a trip to Frostburg State University on Thursday afternoon. The match against the Bobcats is slated for a 6:00 pm start. The Spartans will then begin their trek in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament on Wednesday, November 1 when they head to Salisbury to face the Sea Gulls in the tournament semifinals.