No. 2 Salisbury Tops No. 8 Franklin & Marshall to Stay Unbeaten

LANCASTER, Pa. No. 8 Franklin & Marshall fell 13-7 to No. 2 Salisbury in action Sunday afternoon at Tylus Field. The Diplomats dropped to 5-2, while the Sea Gulls remained unbeaten at 7-0.

F&M went on the board first 48 seconds into the game when Maggie Mae Shields found Emily Everdell for the score at 29:12. Salisbury answered five minutes later to make it 1-1 before Anastasia Mergner tallied an unassisted goal at 21:08 to put F&M up 2-1. The Sea Gulls answered and took the lead for good with a five-goal run over a 10-minute span and took a 6-2 edge with 8:45 left in the first.

Mary Mitchell scored on first position shot at 7:40, but Salisbury countered with three straight down the stretch and went into the break with a 9-3 advantage.

Lauren Feusanhrens scored her fourth and fifth goals in the opening three minutes of the second for Salisbury and Casey Madden got one back for the Diplomats with a score at 24:56 for an 11-4 score. Salisbury went up 12-4 and Emily Everdell put one through at 18:43 before the Sea Gulls struck again to make it 13-5 with 18:43 left to play.

The Diplomats did not go away and scored two goals in under two minutes to come within six, 13-7, at 10:45. Caroline Krohn netted an unassisted goal at 12:18 and Mitchell notched her second at 10:45. Both defenses stepped up as neither team lit the board through the final 10:45 of action.

Krohn came away with four draws followed by Everdell with three.

Kelsey Hoffman turned away six shots in the loss and fell to 5-2 while Ashton Wheatley picked up the victory with seven saves.

F&M dominated the draw winning 16 of the game's 22 draws and went 7 for 10 in clear attempts.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday when F&M travels to Washington for a 1:00 p.m. game.

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LANCASTER, Pa. - No. 2 Salisbury picked up another win against a top-10 team at Tylus Field with a 13-7 win at No. 8 Franklin & Marshall on Sunday afternoon. This was the second trip this season to Lancaster for the Sea Gulls, who defeated No. 3 Cortland by the same score on March 13.

Again leading the charge for Salisbury (7-0) was senior Lauren Feusahrens, who netted a game-high five goals. The Solomons, Md., native leads the Sea Gulls with 25 goals and is second on the squad with 30 points this season.

Franklin & Marshall (5-2) jumped out to an early lead, with a goal from Emily Everdell just 48 seconds into the contest. Junior Shannon Carta netted her 12th goal of the season to tie the score with 24:45 remaining in the first half. After trading goals over the next six minutes, the Sea Gulls took their first lead of the day off a free-position goal by sophomore Kate Haker with 16:26 left in the first half.

It would be the last time the scoreboard was even. Following Haker's goal, Feusahrens netted her second of the game and sophomore Bethany Baer scored, both on free-position shots, with Feusahrens scoring again for a 4-0 run over a 10-minute stretch.

Following an F&M goal to stop the scoring run, the Sea Gulls went on a 5-0 spurt that was bridged by halftime to put the game away. Goals during that run came from Feusahrens, Katie Bollhorst, Maggie Roundy and freshman Samantha Duranti, with Feusahrens scoring twice to open the second half for an 11-3 lead.

Salisbury outshot the Diplomats 29-19 in the contest, including a 17-6 shot advantage in the first half. The Sea Gulls forced 18 Diplomat turnovers, with Baer causing a game-high three. The Diplomats held a 16-6 advantage in draw control wins but were unable to capitalize on the possession advantage.

Junior Ashton Wheatley turned in another stellar performance, turning away seven Diplomat shots. Bollhorst finished with four points, on a goal and three helpers.

The Sea Gulls return to Sea Gull Stadium to open their conference schedule, hosting No. 20 University of Mary Washington this Saturday, March 30. That contest is set to begin at 12:00 p.m.


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