Women’s soccer falls in 2OT at Franklin

Mel Johnson

FRANKLIN, Ind. – A Franklin College goal in the 103rd minute of play lifted the host Grizzlies past Earlham College women's soccer, 1-0, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match on Saturday evening at Faught Stadium.

Jalynn Gorman scored her fourth goal of the season with 7:23 remaining in the second overtime period, giving Franklin a "golden goal" win. Taylor McDaniel was credited with an assist on the score.

The loss was Earlham's fifth one-goal loss in its last six outings, as the Quakers slipped to 7-9-0 overall, 0-7-0 in the HCAC. Franklin improved to 5-11-1, 5-2-0 in conference play.

Franklin narrowly outshot Earlham, 13-0, while the Quakers had a slim 4-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Earlham keeper Mel Johnson charted six saves on the night, while Franklin's Lexi Short was given credit for four saves.

Earlham women's soccer plays its final road contest of the 2019 season on Wednesday, Oct. 30, when the Quakers travel to Defiance College to face the Yellow Jackets in an HCAC matchup. Game time is 3:30 p.m.