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Women’s Soccer Wins Third Straight Match, Defeats Heidelberg 2-1

Franklin, Ind. - Franklin College junior Brandy Ramaj (Washington, Ind./Washington) scored two minutes into the second half to propel the women's soccer team to a 2-1 home victory over Heidelberg University on Saturday at Faught Stadium. The Grizzlies improved to 6-3 with the win.

Franklin has won three straight matches and six of its last seven matches overall.

The visiting Student Prince (1-7-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead on a goal by Bethany Mattern in the 38th minute.

However, Franklin quickly answered as freshman Taylor Travis (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) squared the match with her first career goal, scoring in the 41st minute. Freshman Audra Lane (Washington, Ind./Washington) played a long ball toward the middle of the pitch. Travis got behind the defenders and chipped the ball over Heidelberg goalkeeper Molly Schriber.

Then, Ramaj drilled a shot from inside the 18-yard box after sophomore Marci Black (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) set up the scoring opportunity.

Both teams recorded nine shots, but Franklin held a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal. Ramaj led the team with three shots. Junior Kayla Dragstrem (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) and senior Vanessa Benham (Needham, Ind./Franklin Community) each tallied two shots in the victory.

Junior goalkeeper Christa Hendrickson (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) recorded her third straight win in goal. She made two saves in the match.

Franklin returns to the pitch on Saturday, October 5 at 1 p.m. when it travels to Earlham College in the team's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener from Richmond, Indiana.