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Ford makes career-high 19 saves

Paige Ford (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Paige Ford (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
No. 5 Franklin & Marshall (14-1, 8-0 CC) 4, McDaniel (2-11, 0-8 CC)
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey game
When:
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Where: Lancaster, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
Franklin & Marshall, ranked fifth in the latest NFHCA Div. III coaches' poll, scored twice in the second quarter en route to a 4-0 win over McDaniel.

THE LEADERS
• Paige Ford (Edgewater, Md./South River) led the Green Terror with 19 saves in goal.
• Emily Farrell (Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan) made one defensive save.

FOR THE FOES
• Melissa Gula scored twice to lead the Diplomats.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Addie Peters knocked home a rebound for the game's first goal in the 22nd minute.
• Just shy of six minutes later, Erin Coverdale found Melissa Gula on the left side to double the lead.
• Gula blasted a shot from 15 yards out just three minutes into the third quarter for a 3-0 lead.
• Abby Straub netted her first of the season on a rebound in the 55th minute.

THE INSIDE STORY
• The 19 saves by Paige Ford was not only a career high but also the most by a Green Terror goalie in a single game since Jessica Horwath had a program-record 27 on Sept. 11, 1999.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 6:30 p.m.