Dunne Powers No. 7 Diplomats by McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. Erin Dunne had a hand in the first three goals en route to a 5-goal, 1-assist day, leading No. 7 Franklin & Marshall to a 19-5 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) led the Green Terror (1-9, 1-4 CC) with two goals apiece. Lauren Ehrhardt added three goals for the Diplomats (10-1, 4-0 CC), who raced out to an 8-1 lead in the game's first 21:48.

Dunne found a cutting Ehrhardt just 17 seconds into the game before tallying back-to-back markers, staking the visitors to a 3-0 lead before 2:33 had elapsed.

Watkins broke up the shutout with a solo run off the right side with 24:11 to play in the first half before Caroline Krohn sparked a five-goal flurry by five different Franklin & Marshall players.

Watkins capped a two-goal first half with a second unassisted tally with 7:33 to play before back-to-back Maggie Mae Shields free-position goals stretched the lead to 10-2 with 2:31 showing. Dunne made it an 11-2 advantage in the final 15 seconds of the stanza.

Beaudry converted an 8-meter shot just 1:42 into the second half before Cat Serpe, who finished with two goals and two assists, pushed the lead back to eight just 1:12 later.

Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) finished off a Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) feed just over a minute and a half later before Dunne sparked another 5-0 rally where she contributed a pair of goals.

Steph Nichols (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) sent a cross-field pass to Beaudry at restraining line before the sophomore midfielder beat everyone to the cage for her second of the day with 9:18 to play.

A Kara Stanley free-position tally and Lauren Selawski's second goal of the day in the final 3:50 set the margin.

Watkins also won three draw controls for McDaniel.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against No. 6 Gettysburg on Wednesday. Game time is 4:00 p.m.

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WESTMINSTER, Md. -- Erin Dunne scored five goals and assisted on another to lead No. 7 Franklin & Marshall to a 19-5 win at McDaniel on Saturday. It is the third time this season that Dunne tallied six points in a game.

Erin Dunne factored in on the first three goals of the contest for F&M (10-1, 4-0 CC). After handing Lauren Ehrhardt a perfect pass from behind for an easy quick stick finish, Dunne rolled through heavy traffic on her own to make it a 2-0 game less than two minutes in.

Cat Serpe then fed Dunne at 27:27, not too long before an injury took her off of the field for a good portion of the first half. That did not prevent Dunne from finishing her hat trick before the half. She tallied her third with 15 seconds in the opening period to make it 11-2 going into the break.

McDaniel's (1-9,1-4 CC) Chelsea Watkins broke up F&M's early run behind Dunne with the first of her two in the first half.

Dunne scored another pair early in the second half. She was one of six Diplomats with multiple goals on the afternoon. Ehrhardt recorded hat trick, while Caroline Krohn, Lauren Selwaski, Cat Serpe, and Maggie Mae Shields each scored a pair. Serpe added a pair of assists, while Selwaski and Shields each contributed a helper.

F&M outshot McDaniel 30-12. Kelsey Hoffman made five saves in the win.

The Diplomats return to action on Wednesday against Ursinus.


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