LANCASTER, Pa. – Sean Rogers and Kevin Mollihan both finished with a hat trick to lead Franklin & Marshall to an 11-3 victory over Haverford in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 7-2, 3-0 CC while the Fords fell to 6-4, 2-1 CC.
F&M owned the first quarter and jumped out to an early 5-0 lead. Mike Rama found Rogers for the first score and Mollihan made it 2-0 at 13:33. Rogers struck again off a pass from George Briggs, before Mollihan tacked on two more to end the quarter off feeds from Tucker McBride and Rama.
Harry Rice made it 6-0 with a score at 8:20 in the second and Rama and Rogers hooked up again at 5:54 for a 7-0 F&M lead. The Fords countered with two straight to make it 7-2 at the break. Shane McBride finished off a pass from Briggs at 11:31 and the Fords matched with 44 ticks on the clock to make it 8-3 at the end of the third.
The Diplomats opened the final frame with three straight and an 11-3 lead. Rogers found Read Zeigler for the first tally; Harry Rice found the net at 10:54 and John Sommi fed Rama at 9:31 for the final score of the game.
Rogers finished with three goals and one assist and Mollihan netted three scores. Rice had two scores and Rama ended with a goal and three assists. Shane McBride and Ziegler both struck once and Sommi added an assist for the Diplomats.
Andrew Rose went 12-for-17 from the X and ended with three ground balls.
Scott Hatch picked up the win with six stops and improved to 7-2 while Dylan Slack took the loss with 10 saves.
F&M held a slight 32-29 edge in shots, led 37-28 in ground balls and went 17-for-19 in clear attempts.
The Diplomats return to action on Monday when F&M travels to LVC for a 7:00 p.m. game.