Diplomats Breeze into CC Finals
LANCASTER, Pa. – No. 6 Franklin & Marshall put up 16 goals in the first half en route to a 19-5 Centennial Conference (CC) semifinal win over Washington College on Saturday. Erin Dunne and Lauren Ehrhardt did the damage with career highs of seven points apiece, advancing the Diplomats into the league title game for the ninth consecutive season.
Ehrhardt assisted the first goal of the game, setting up Dunne for a quick stick. It was a harbinger of things to come for Washington (11-6). The Diplomats (16-2) had opened up an 8-1 lead 13:11 into the game with Dunne factoring in on half of those goals. She racked up five goals and two assists in the first half to help F&M to a 16-4 lead at the break. Ehrhardt had six of her seven points in the first half. She recorded her fourth and final assist on F&M's second goal of the second half to complement her hat trick.
Dunne played defense for the bulk of the second half as the Diplomats drained the bench. Every dressed player saw significant minutes, including goalkeeper Rebecca Rosen, who worked the second 30 stopping four shots. F&M had 11 different players score and outshot Washington 32-12.
Washington got goals from five different players, including Kalli Parrish, who registered the lone Shoremwomen assist.
The Diplomats will face either Gettysburg or Ursinus in the Centennial Conference Championship Final tomorrow on Tylus Field. If it is Gettysburg, it would be the ninth year the two teams have met in the final tilt. The Diplomats have taken the last four.
Washington (11-6) vs. #6 Franklin & Marshall (16-2)
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot
Washington.......... 4 1 - 5
Franklin & Marshall. 16 3 - 19
Washington SCORING: GOALS: Kalli Parrish 1; Mollie Shipley 1; Corinne Ziccardi 1; Sarah Cannon 1; Carly Eisenbrandt 1.
ASSISTS: Kalli Parrish 1.
Franklin & Marshall SCORING: GOALS: Erin Dunne 5; Lauren Ehrhardt 3; Katie Delaney 2; Paige Burns 2; Caroline Krohn 1; Cat Serpe 1; Mary Mitchell 1; Maggie Mae Shields 1; Kara Stanley 1; Libby Nichols 1; Katie Nelligan 1.
GOALIES - WC: Stephanie Seibert 11-6 (58:40 minutes, 26 shots-7 saves, 19 GA); F&M: Rebecca Rosen (28:40, 5-4, 1) , Kelsey Hoffman 16-2 (30:00, 4-0, 4).
SHOTS - Washington 12; Franklin & Marshall 32.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Washington 9; Franklin & Marshall 26.
TURNOVERS - Washington 20; Franklin & Marshall 16.
CLEARS - Washington 6-12; Franklin & Marshall 11-13.
Washington GROUND BALLS: Meredith Callis 5; Mollie Shipley 4; Rachel Bartee 3; Sarah Cannon 1; Kathleen Maleski 1; Kalli Parrish 1; Brooke Paulshock 1; Stephanie Seibert 1; Caroline Stanley 1; Liza Twilley 1.
Franklin & Marshall GROUND BALLS: Maggie Mae Shields 5; Katie Delaney 3; Caroline Krohn 3; Mary Mitchell 3; Jordan Quinn 2; Lauren Selawski 2; Rebecca Foley 1; Emilie Johnson 1; Libby Nichols 1; Rebecca Rosen 1; Kara Stanley 1.
Washington TURNOVERS CAUSED: Meredith Callis 4; Mollie Shipley 2; Rachel Bartee 1; Olivia Hanley 1; Kalli Parrish 1; Brooke Paulshock 1; Caroline Stanley 1.
Franklin & Marshall TURNOVERS CAUSED: Katie Delaney 2; Erin Dunne 2; Mary Mitchell 2; Caroline Krohn 1; Katie Nelligan 1; Libby Nichols 1; Rebecca Rosen 1; Maggie Mae Shields 1.
Start time: 1:00 pm Finish time: 2:35pm Length of game: 1hr 35m
Officials: Peggy Cellucci; Liz Brush; Devon Holcomb. Scorer: F&M Sports Info.
A-517 T-1hr 35m