No. 6 Franklin & Marshall Edged by No. 5 Gettysburg

LANCASTER, Pa. No. 6 Franklin & Marshall suffered a 12-11 setback to No. 5 Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Wednesday evening. The game went back and forth with five ties and four lead changes as the Diplomats fell to 12-3, 7-1 CC.

Caroline Krohn led all players with three goals and five assists while Brittney Jorgenson tallied three times and Mary Mitchell finished with a goal and an assist. Emily Everdell, Emily D'Erasmo, Grace Saliba and Lauren Selawski all finished with a goal. Saliba added an assist and Selwaski's goal was the 100th point of her career.

Jorgenson tallied 3:30 into the game off a feed from Krohn before Gettysburg (15-1, 8-0 CC) tallied two straight to go up 2-1. Krohn made it 2-2 and the Bullets briefly went back on top before Jorgensen and D'Erasmo netted back-to-back score to put F&M up 4-3 at 15:21.

Saliba hooked up with Mitchell at 7:53 for a 5-4 F&M advantage, but the Bullets ended the half strong with 4-1 run to take an 8-6 edge into the break.

Gettysburg went up three, 9-6, off a goal by Amanda Borucki and Krohn put F&M within two, 9-7, at 26:25. The Bullets put one through at 16:36 before Krohn assisted both Selawski and Jorgenson on back-to-back goals which brought F&M within a score, 10-9, at 12:46.

Loren Pruitt gave Gettysburg an 11-9 edge at 9:56 and the Diplomats battle back with two unanswered goals to tie the game at 11-11 with 3:35 left to play. Everdell and Saliba scored for F&M in the run. The teams exchange possessions down the stretch and Kelsey Markiewicz found Lindsey Robinson for the game winner with 1:40 left to play.

Maggie Mae Shields caused three turnovers and came away with three draws while Christie Bonfiglio finished with three groundballs.

Kelsey Hoffman took the loss with 14 saves with Lindsay Clinton picking up the win with four stops.

F&M wraps up the regular season on Saturday at Dickinson. Game time is set for 12:00 noon.

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LANCASTER, Pa. Senior Lindsey Robinson (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) tossed in the game-winning goal with 1:40 to play and freshman Lindsay Clinton (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) stopped the potential game-tying shot with 25 seconds left as fifth-ranked Gettysburg defeated sixth-ranked Franklin & Marshall, 12-11, in Centennial Conference action at Tylus Field Wednesday night.

With the win, Gettysburg (15-1, 8-0 CC) clinched the top seed and hosting rights for the final two rounds of the conference tournament set for May 4-5. Gettysburg also hosted last season's league championship when it won its conference-best seventh title.

Junior Loren Pruitt (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tied a season high with five goals, while freshman Amanda Borucki (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) accounted for a season-best four goals. Clinton finished the game with four saves.

Caroline Krohn turned in eight points on three goals and five assists for Franklin & Marshall (12-3, 7-1 CC). Brittney Jorgenson added three goals, while goalie Kelsey Hoffman posted 14 saves.

It was another epic battle between the two national powers. After six ties in the opening period, Gettysburg appeared to grab some momentum with the final two goals by Borucki and Pruitt heading into halftime. Borucki tacked on another score to start the second stanza and make it a three-goal (9-6) advantage with 28:11 to play.

Franklin & Marshall turned in three of the next four goals with Krohn having a hand in each. She dished out assists on goals by Lauren Sewalski and Brittney Jorgenson to pull the hosts within a one (10-9) at 12:46.

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