Diplomats score twice in each half for win
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ben Beaver recorded a goal and an assist to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 4-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer action on Saturday.
The Diplomats (5-3-2, 2-1-2 CC) tallied two goals in each half to leapfrog the Green Terror (5-7, 2-3 CC) in the conference standings and into playoff position with four games to play.
Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) made five saves for McDaniel.
Beaver opened the scoring with an unassisted marker in the 28th minute before Colin McMillian stretched the lead to 2-0 with 4:34 to play in the first half.
Just 9:43 into the second half, Beaver found Eric Elicker for a 3-0 lead before Giuseppe Bua set the final margin with an unassisted tally in the 72nd minute.
Franklin & Marshall finished with a 13-8 advantage in shots while both teams took three corner kicks.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Catholic on Wednesday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall (5-3-2, 2-1-2 CC) 2 2 - 4
McDaniel (5-7, 2-3 CC) 0 0 - 0
F – Ben Beaver, 27:11
F – Colin McMillian, 41:26
F – Eric Elicker (Beaver), 54:43
F – Giuseppe Bua, 71:03
Shots: F 13, M 8. Corner Kicks: F 3, M 3. Fouls: F 11, M 10. Saves: F 2 (Zack Zamek), M 5 (Zach Nibbelink).