(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team turned in an outstanding effort against #13-ranked Franklin & Marshall, falling 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Red Devils held the Diplomats scoreless until the 64th minute when Paige Notarriani picked up a rebound and put the ball in the back of the cage.
The Diplomats capitalized on a penalty corner, less than two minutes later for a 2-0 advantage. Emily Nagle was the insert and redirected a shot off the stick of Sarah Shannauer for the insurance.
The Diplomats looked to possess the ball in the corner and run out the final four minutes of the game. The Red Devils tried to win the ball back but were unable to gain possession until the final seconds.
F&M held a 15-7 advantage in shots as senior goalkeeper Freddie Bancroft (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) stopped eight shots, making some incredible saves on the afternoon.
Senior Kim Monteferante (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Lakeland) came up with a huge defensive save in the first half to keep the score 0-0.
The Diplomats held a slim edge in penalty corners, forcing nine while the Red Devils produced eight.
Illiana Santagelo made three saves as F&M improves to 5-1 on the season.
The Red Devils slip to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the Centennial Conference. They are on the road on Saturday, traveling to Muhlenberg College for a 1:00 pm start.