No. 4 Franklin & Marshall Squeaks by Washington College

LANCASTER, Pa. No. 4 Franklin & Marshall used a 5-1 run in the second half to erase a one-point deficit enroute to 14-11 victory over Washington in Centennial Conference (CC) action on rain-soaked Tylus Field Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 8-2, 2-0 CC while Washington fell to 4-3, 0-1 CC.

Trailing 7-6 at halftime, F&M outscored Washington 5-1 in the opening 17 minutes of the second half and took an 11-8 lead. Anastasia Mergner started the run with an unassisted goal two minutes into the half to make it 7-7, but Carley Kendall netted a score for the Shorewomen to go up 8-7. The Diplomats countered with four straight with Caroline Krohn tallying the first two scores to put the Diplomats up for good. Casey Madden made it 10-8 at 15:44 and Emily Everdell struck unassisted two minutes later for an 11-8 F&M lead.

Kimberly Abruzzo scored twice in under a minute with her first coming off a free position and the second off a fed from Madden for a 13-9 F&M lead at 9:00. Washington put one through before Natalie Delinsky scored to make 14-10 and Emily Hubley managed the last goal of the game for Shorewomen.

The Diplomats appeared to be in control early, jumping out to a 4-1 lead just seven minutes into action. Everdell picked up the first two goals for F&M while Madden and Brittney Jorgenson netted goals three and four. Katherine Vincent brought Washington within two, 4-2, before Grace Saliba buried a pass from Ali Kelly to put F&M up 5-2 at 16:58.

Washington countered with five unanswered points and took a 7-5 edge with 1:23 left to break. The Diplomats answered when Mary Mitchell found the back of the net with just one second left to halftime to bring F&M within a goal, 7-6, at the break.

Everdell led F&M with three goals while Krohn, Madden and Abruzzo each finished with two. Hubley paced the Shorewomen with four scores and Vincent ended the contest with three.

Sarah Bozzo paced the F&M defense with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Kelsey Hoffman improved to 6-2 with eight saves while Allison Remenapp took the loss with 10 stops.

F&M held a slight 32-28 edge in shots and went 18 for 21 in clear attempts.

The Diplomats return to action on Wednesday when F&M travels to Bryn Mawr for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

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LANCASTER, Pa. -- Fourth-ranked Franklin & Marshall improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in Centennial Conference play with a 14-11 win over visiting Washington College this afternoon. The Shorewomen, who were playing their first conference game of the season, slipped to 4-3 overall with the loss.

Washington struck first in the game as junior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) scored just 1:01 into the game, but the Diplomats quickly evened the score on a goal by Emily Everdell with 26:38 to play in the first half. Everdell then gave F&M the lead with another goal 2:03 later. F&M scored two more goals to build a 4-1 lead.

Hubley found freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn/Wilton) for a score with 20:29 to go in the half to trim the lead to 4-2. The Diplomats pushed the lead back to three goals when Grace Saliba scored off an Ali Kelly assist with 16:58 on the clock, but Washington answered with a goal by junior attacker Caroline Lovett(Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) at 13:29. Vincent then cut the lead to one with a free-position goal with 12:22 remaining before halftime.

The Shorewomen evened the score at 5-5 on a free-position goal by Vincent with 6:16 on the clock and took the lead on a goal by Hubley with 2:19 to play before the intermission. Washington increased its lead to 7-5 on a free-position goal by Hubley with 1:21 left. The Diplomats ended the Shorewomen's run with a free-position goal byMary Mitchell just one second before the first-half horn to cut the Washington advantage to 7-6.

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