No. 7 Franklin & Marshall Deals CC Loss to Swarthmore

LANCASTER, Pa. No. 7 Franklin & Marshall handed Swarthmore a 14-9 loss in Centennial Conference (CC) action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 10-2, 5-0 CC, while the Garnet dropped to 8-4, 2-3 CC.

Brittney Jorgenson finished with four goals; Caroline Krohn tallied once and handed out four assists while Emily Everdell, Maggie Mae Shields and Mary Mitchell each found the net twice. Shields went over the 100-point plateau with her first goal of the game.

Everdell put F&M up 1-0 at 25:57 and Jorgenson buried a pass from Krohn 13 seconds later for a 2-0 F&M lead. Swarthmore answered with three straight to go up 3-2, but the Diplomats countered with two of their won to retake the lead. Mitchell notched the first score and Shields scored off a feed from Selawski on the second.

The Garnet tied the game at 4-4 with 6:37 left in the half and Everdell gave F&M a 5-4 edge heading into the break with a score at 3:31.

Annalise Penikis scored 3:16 into the second to tie the game at 5-5 before Krohn assisted on two straight goals by Jorgenson and Mitchell to put the Diplomats back on top for good at 23:00. The Garnet got one through at 21:34 and the Diplomats countered with a 4-0 run and took an 11-6 lead with 12:17 left to play. Ali Kelly started the run, Jorgenson scored the middle two goals and Krohn finished things off for F&M.

Swarthmore struck at 10:35 to come within four, 11-7, but F&M responded with three unanswered and took a seven goal lead, 14-7, with 1:22 left to play. Shields, Saliba and Selawski all netted goals in the run. The Garnet did not go away and scored two in the 48 seconds of action.

Samantha Blicht caused two turnovers and collected two groundballs and Anastasia Mergner came away with five draws.

Kelsey Hoffman improved to 10-2 with seven saves while Michelle Ammerman took the loss with 19 stops.

F&M outshot the Garnet 40-22, had 25 groundballs to the Swarthmore's 18 and went a perfect 18 for 18 on clears.

The Diplomats return to action on Wednesday when F&M travels to Ursinus for a 4:00 p.m. game.

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LANCASTER, Pa. - Swarthmore (8-4, 2-3) went toe-to-toe with No. 7 Franklin & Marshall deep into the second half, but the Dips eventually pulled away and defeated the Garnet 14-9 on Saturday afternoon from Tylus Field.

Junior Corinne Sommi led the Garnet offense with three goals and three assists. Junior Caroline Murphy led the defense with four ground balls and goalkeeper Michelle Ammerman made 19 saves.

Thetwo teams exchanged goals early in the game. After the Diplomats scored the games first two, the Garnet came roaring back with three of its own. Senior Nicole Vanchieri got the Garnet going with her 17th goal of the season.

Freshman Lizzie Kolln added her 14th of the season, and junior Lucy Whitacre scored with just under 12:30 left the play to give the Garnet a 3-2 edge in the game. The Dips scored three more times, and Sommi completed a stellar first half with a goal of her own, as the Garnet entered the intermission down just 5-4.

The second half began much like the first with both teams again exchanging blows in a tight contest. Senior Annalise Penikis tied the game once again (5-5) just over three minutes into the second half. After another two Diplomat goals made it 7-5, Sommi added her second of of the game off of a free position shot to make it 7-6 with 21 remaining to play.

In the final 20 minutes, Franklin and Marshall justified its ranking, pulling away from the Garnet with four unanswered goals. Sommi found the net for the third time, Kolln for her second time, and sophomore Elise Tierney scored her first, but it wasn't enough to overcome a resurgenant Diplomat offense. When the dust had settled, the Diplomats outscored the Garnet 14-9.

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