No. 8 Diplomats Pull Away from Shorewomen

CHESTERTOWN, MD Visiting Franklin & Marhsall led 6-5 at halftime, but outscored host Washington College by a 11-2 margin in the second half en route to a 17-7 win in Centennial Conference action at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium on Saturday. The Diplomats improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in Centennial play, while the Shorewomen drop to 4-3 and 0-1 respectively.

The Diplomats took just 17 seconds to get on the board as Erin Dunne scored on a pass from Mary Mitchell. F&M took a 2-0 lead with 27:06 left in the first half when Ali Kelly found Lauren Ehrhardt to put the guests up by a pair. Washington got onto the board with 25:43 to go in the opening 30 minutes when freshman midfielder/defender Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) scored on a pass from junior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven).

Just 28 ticks later, Ehrhardt scored her second goal of the game with Dunne recording the helper. Ehrhardt totaled her third goal of the contest with 20:38 remaining in the first with Cat Serpe netting the helper. Just 43 seconds later, Ziccardi scored on a free-position and man-up goal to trim lead to 4-2. Senior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) cashed in on a free position opportunity with 17:20 to go in the first half to reduce the F&M lead to 4-3. Washington wiped out the three goal lead by F&M when sophomore attacker Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) scored unassisted to tie the game at 4-4 with 11:49 to go.

The Diplomats regained the lead with 9:57 to go in the opening half at 5-4 when Dunne scored in a man-down situation. 56 seconds later on the same man-down situation, Lauren Selawski converted a pass from Kelly to make it 6-4. Ziccardi's second goal of the game on a free position cut the Diplomats' lead back to one at 6-5 with 5:21 to go in the opening half and that would the score at intermission.

In the second half, F&M scored four times in the first 2:25 to grab a 10-5 lead. Serpe intercepted a Washington pass and found Mitchell in front of the cage and she scored just 25 seconds into the second half to make it 7-5. The Diplomats re-established the three goal lead at 8-5 with 28:59 remaining in the game when Mitchell scored on a rebound. Caroline Krohn converted a free position shot with 28:00 left to make it a four-goal lead and 25 ticks later Krohn scored again on a pass from Mitchell.

Mitchell increased the lead to 11-5 with 19:32 left in the game on an unassisted tally and 43 seconds later F&M made it 12-5 on a Krohn tally.

The Diplomats outscored the Shorewomen the rest of the way 5-2. Washington's two goals of the second half were by Hubley with 9:47 and 14 seconds to go in the contest. Junior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) assisted on Hubley's second goal of the second half.

For F&M, Dunne, Krohn and Mitchell each had five points with Dunne and Krohn scoring four goals and netting one assist, while Mitchell had two goals and two helpers. Ehrhardt scored four goals, to tie for game-high with Dunne and Krohn. Kimberly Abruzzo had three points on two goals and one goal. Kelly and Serpe both registered two assists. Maggie Mae Shields won four draw controls to tie for tops in the game. In goal, Kelsey Hoffman made six saves.

For Washington, Hubley and Ziccardi had a team-high three points as Hubley scored three goals and Ziccardi had two goals and one assist. Sophomore defender/midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) tied Shields for tops in the game with four draw controls. In net, junior goalkeeper Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) stopped seven shots.

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2012-03-24



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