#9 Diplomats Hand #20 Shorewomen First Loss

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Ninth-ranked Franklin & Marshall used a 6-0 run in the first half to take control of the game en route to a 12-5 Centennial Conference women's lacrosse victory over 20th-ranked host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

The Diplomats improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play with the win while handing the Shorewomen (7-1) their first loss of the season in Washington's conference opener.

Washington struck first in the game as junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt(Baltimore, MD/Towson) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) with 27:25 remaining in the first half, but the Diplomats ran off the next six goals to build a 6-1 lead on a goal byLauren Selawski off an assist from Grace Saliba with 8:25 remaining. F&M took an 8-2 lead into halftime and led by at least six goals through the second half.

Brittney Jorgenson scored three goals in the win for F&M, while Saliba finished with one goal and four assists. Mary Mitchell and Selawski added two goals and one assist each, while Emily Everdell scored two goals of her own.

Eisenbrandt led the Shorewomen with three goals in the loss. Her second goal of the day, with 20:05 left in the second half, was her 100th career point. Hubley had one goal and one assist, while senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) also scored one goal.

Kelsey Hoffman made nine saves in goal for F&M, while senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made 14 in the loss for Washington.

F&M held a 33-16 advantage in shots and forced 21 Washington turnovers while committing just 14. The Shorewomen held a slim 10-9 advantage in draw controls.

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Ursinus.

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CHESTERTOWN, Md. Grace Saliba handed out four assists and scored a goal to pace No. 9 Franklin & Marshall to a 12-5 victory over Washington College in Centennial Conference (CC) action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 6-2, 2-0 CC, while the Shorewomen took their first loss of the year and fell to 7-1, 0-1 CC.

Washington lit the scoreboard first 2:35 into the game, but the lead was short lived as the Diplomats reeled off six straight to go up for good, 6-1, with 8:25 left to the break. Saliba found Casey Madden to start things off and netted one her own at 16:03 before Mary Mitchell tallied back-to-back scores to make it 4-1. Lauren Selawski picked up a pair off feeds from Maggie Mae Shields and Saliba to finish the run.

Emily Hubley put one through for Washington and the Diplomats finished the half strong with two scores in the final 1:24 of action. Selawski found Brittney Jorgenson at 1:24 and Emily Everdell buried a pass from Saliba to give F&M an 8-2 halftime lead.

The teams traded goals to start the second stanza with Everdell scoring for the Diplomats and Jorgenson picked up two straight scores to put F&M up 11-3 with 8:14 left to play. Washington answered with two over a three minute span to come within six, 11-5, but Saliba found Ali Kelly with 1:24 left to play to finish off the scoring.

Caroline Krohn came away with five draws and Shields had a team-high four groundballs.

Kelsey Hoffman had nine saves and went to 6-2 on the year while Stephanie Seibert took the loss with 14 stops.

F&M outshot Washington 33-16, caused 21 turnovers and went 22 for 25 on clears.

The Diplomats have a busy week ahead of them with three home games on the slate. F&M takes on Bryn Mawr on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and faces No. 7 TCNJ on Friday at 4:00 p.m. before finishing off the week with a 1:00 p.m. contest against McDaniel on Saturday.

2013-03-30



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