Krohn Nets Five to Lead #7 Diplomats Past Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Franklin & Marshall sophomore attack Caroline Krohn had a game-high five goals, while senior attack Erin Dunne had three as the seventh-ranked Diplomats (11-2, 6-0 Centennial) defeated Ursinus (7-6, 3-3 Centennial) 15-4 Wednesday night in women's lacrosse play.

Both senior midfielder Cat Serpe and senior attack Lauren Ehrhardt crossed the 100th goal mark in their careers in the game, as the Diplomats pounded out 31 shots on the night.

For Ursinus, senior midfielder Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) had two goals, with senior attack Emily Diehl (Lebanon, N.J./Voorhees) and freshman midfielder Kitty Dawson (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) each scoring one.

Ursinus kept it close early on, taking a 2-1 lead at 24:28 as Dawson scored her 25th goal of the season. From there, the Diplomats scored the next eight to take a 9-2 lead with 9:30 left. Thren scored her goals back-to-back to cut the deficit to 9-4. However, F&M scored five straight goals to finish out the game.

Individually, Thren finished with four draw controls, while sophomore goalkeeper Riley Pembroke (Great Falls, Va./Langley) and sophomore defender Courtney Stewart (Burlington, N.J./Pennington) each grabbing two ground balls.

Pembroke finished with eight saves in the contest. Ursinus will host McDaniel on Saturday.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Caroline Krohn scored five goals to lead No. 7 F&M to a 15-4 victory over Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Wednesday afternoon. The Diplomats have won five straight and improved to 11-2, 6-0 CC while Ursinus fell to 7-6, 3-3 CC.

Cat Serpe and Lauren Ehrhardt joined Erin Dunne in the 100 goal club. Serpe tallied twice and Ehrhardt finished with a goal and three assists for the Diplomats.

Ehrhardt' s goal came 1:37 into the game when she scored off a feed from Mary Mitchell to give F&M an early 1-0 edge. Ursinus answered with two straight to go up 2-1, but their lead was short lived as F&M scored eight unanswered goals in a 15 minute span to go up 9-2 at 9:30 in the first. Krohn had four goals in the run while Mitchell, Dunne and Serpe each tallied a point. Alyssa Thren struck twice for Ursinus to make it 9-4 at 3:15, before Lauren Selawski found Maggie Mae Shields at 2:31 to give the Diplomats a 10-4 halftime lead.

It was all F&M in the second half as the Diplomats accounted for all five points scored in the stanza. Ehrhardt assisted Dunne and Serpe for the first two scores with Shields scoring at 15:58. Casey Madden found twine after a pass from Shields to put F&M up 14-4 at 8:26 and Krohn finished off the scoring with a tally at 5:44.

Mitchell and Shields both came away with three draws and Serpe collected a game-high four groundballs.

Kelsey Hoffman picked up seven saves in the victory and improved to 11-2.

F&M returns to action on Saturday when the Diplomats travel to Haverford for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

2012-04-11



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