Diplomacy Wins Battle with Terror
LANCASTER, Pa – No. 3 Franklin & Marshall launched an all out assault on the McDaniel cage, winning 19-7 in Centennial Conference (CC) action Wednesday night. The Diplomats (7-0, 2-0 CC) used a total team effort with eight different players scoring. Two players reached milestones for F&M. The Green Terror (5-3, 1-1 CC) countered with a Brittany Baer led offense, but were unable to muster enough firepower to overcome F&M.
Shannon Summers set the all-time assist mark with two helpers in the win, bringing her career total to 108. Summers passed Alexis O’Meara ’05 for the F&M career record, which had stood at 107.
Lidia Sanza became the eighth keeper in F&M history to stop over 300 shots in her career. Sanza ended the night saving 8-of-15 shots. She allowed seven goals.
Blake Hargest turned in three goals and dished out four assists to lead the F&M offensive. Meredith Lussier and Summers were right behind Hargest in points, each scoring four goals and tallying two assists.
Franklin & Marshall ran out to a 10-1 lead, broken up by Baer’s unassisted marker at 21:01. Baer factored in McDaniel’s first six goals of the night. She finished the evening with four goals and dished out two assists. Lindsey McDonald, Lisa Jurd and Brittany Lines all scored a goal for the Green Terror.
In additional to her scoring prowess, Baer had three draw controls for McDaniel. F&M won 15 of the nights 28 draws. The Dips out shot McDaniel 35 to 19 and outworked the Terror on the ground 25 to 17. The Diplomats bottled up McDaniel’s transition allowing eight clears on 18 attempts.
The Diplomats will travel to Ursinus for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.