No. 8 Diplomats Pull Away from Shorewomen

F&M went 2 for 5 in free position opportunities, while Washington was 4 for 8. Krohn and Ziccardi each scored twice on free position chances.

The Diplomats outshot the Shorewomen, 31-20, and had 13 ground balls to 10 for the Shorewomen. Both teams won 13 draw controls, while WC had 13 turnovers to just nine for F&M. The guests were 11 for 12 in clears, while the hosts were 8 for 11.

Washington returns to action on Wednesday afternoon against visiting Ursinus at 4:00 p.m. in Centennial action.

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CHESTERTOWN, Md. Caroline Krohn, Erin Dunne and Lauren Ehrhardt each netted four goals as No. 8 Franklin & Marshall defeated Washington 17-7 in Centennial Conference (CC) action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 6-1 (2-0 CC), while the Shorewomen fell to 4-3 (0-1 CC).

Mary Mitchell found Dunne just 17 seconds into the game, and Ali Kelly hooked up with Ehrhardt almost two minutes later, to give F&M an early 2-0 lead at 27:06. The Shorewomen answered with a tally at 25:43, but Ehrhardt added two straight to give F&M a 4-1 edge at 20:38. Dunne fed Ehrhardt for the first score and Cat Serpe assisted on the second one.

Washington came battling back with three unanswered goals to tie the game at four with 11:49 left to intermission. The Diplomats countered with two straight to take a 6-4 lead. Dunne scored unassisted at 9:57 and Kelly found Lauren Selawski 46 seconds later. Corinne Ziccardi scored on a free position for Washington to send the game into the break with F&M leading 6-5.

It was all F&M in the second half as the Diplomats scored seven unanswered goals, four scores came in the first 2:25 of the half, to blow the game wide open and take a 14-5 lead at 13:22. The Shorewomen added a goal at 9:47 before F&M tallied three straight to lead 17-6 with 1:12 left to play.

Mitchell finished with three goals and two assists while Kimberly Abruzzo, Kelly and Serpe all handed out two assists.

Maggie Mae Shields picked up four draws and caused two turnovers and Serpe had a team-high three groundballs.

Kelsey Hoffman stopped six shots and improved to 6-1 while Stephanie Selbert took the loss with seven stops.

F&M returns to action tomorrow when the Diplomats travel to No. 2 Salisbury for a 2:00 p.m. contest.

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