No. 6 Diplomats Double Up Dickinson

LANCASTER, Pa. No. 6 Franklin & Marshall defeated Dickinson 20-10 in Centennial Conference lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats ended their regular season at 14-4, 8-1 CC, while the Red Devils fell to 9-8, 4-5 CC.

Seniors Mary Mitchell, Caroline Krohn, Christie Bonfiglio, Kelsey Hoffman, and Ali Kelly were honored before the game for senior day.

After F&M opened the contest with a free position goal by Emily Everdell just two minutes in, Dickinson answered with a pair of goals to go ahead by 2-1 with 23:50 remaining. Brittney Jorgenson buried a pass from Grace Saliba to knot the game at 2-2 before Natalie Delinsky scored her ninth of the season to put the Diplomats back out in front at 3-2.

The Red Devils once again tied the contest with an unassisted goal at 18:53, but F&M responded with a run of six unanswered goals to close out the half, including three in the final minute of the frame to make it 9-3 heading into the second.

The Diplomats' offense picked up right where it left off in the second, tallying three goals in the opening three minutes for the commanding 12-3 advantage. Dickinson never came within more than six goals as F&M's Claire Jackson closed out the game with the Diplomats' final tally at 1:32 remaining.

Megan Kelly came away with four draws, while Anastasia Mergner collected three ground balls. Christie Bonfiglio, Ali Kelly, Mary Mitchell and Emily D'Erasmo both picked up a pair of ground balls on the afternoon.

Kelsey Hoffman (12-4) earned the win after registering three saves, while Dickinson's Tara Cuddihy (2-2) took the loss after stopping six saves.

F&M has locked up the No. 2 seed heading into next weekend's CC Tournament and must wait to see which opponent it will face off against on Saturday. Check back with next week for up-to-date information.

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(Lancaster, Pa.) Dickinson had a strong start against #6-ranked Franklin & Marshall, but fell in the end, 20-10, on Saturday afternoon.

The Diplomats struck first but Dickinson answered on a free position by junior Carly O'Brien (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton Day), just 19 seconds later. The Red Devils took the lead as Maddy Siebold (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) fed Catie Ledwick (Weston, Conn./Weston) at the 23:50 mark.

The Diplomats tallied twice before O'Brien found the net again to knot the game, 3-3.

The rest of the half was all F&M as they went on a 6-0 run to pull in front 9-3, at halftime. They opened the second with three straight goals to stretch the lead to 12-3.

Siebold tallied another assist, finding sophomore Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) to trigger a 4-1 clip for the Red Devils. Ali Kelly answered for the Diplomats and Obrien netted her third of the game, with 20:35 on the clock.

Junior Kelly Haglund (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) converted a free position and Siebold found the net to cut the deficit to 13-7.

The Diplomats strung together three straight to remain in control, 16-7, with 12:52 remaining in the game.

O'Brien tallied her 34th goal of the season on a free position with 11:12 left to play. Sophomore Katie Iverson (Marblehead, Mass./Pingree School) made the score 16-9, scoring off an assist from Haglund.

Sophomore Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) put the Devils in double-digits, scoring off a feed from Sophie Waine (Wellesley, Mass./Greenwich) with 6:39 to play.

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