Diplomats Fall to Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. -- No. 2 Salisbury overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to knock off No. 8 Franklin & Marshall, 10-8, Sunday in a non-conference women's lacrosse game. The Sea Gulls remained perfect on the season at 8-0 while the Diplomats dropped to 6-2.
F&M built an early 3-0 lead in the first half with two scores from Lauren Selawski and one from Cat Serpe with 10:16 left in the opener. Lauren Ehrhardt assisted Serpe's score while Erin Dunne found Selawski on her second.
Salisbury answered with a 3-0 scoring run to even the game at 3-3 with 3:04 left before the break. Amanda Holsclaw took a feed from Katie Bollhosrt on the Sea Gulls first score before Bollhorst netted back-to-back shots to even the game. Serpe's unassisted goal with 17 seconds left in the half gave the Diplomats a 4-3 halftime lead.
Lauren Feusahrens tied the game early in the second half before Allie Wheatley gave the Sea Gulls the lead for good over a minute later. Those goals were the beginning of a 7-0 scoring run for Salisbury that finished with 6:16 left in the game and gave the Gulls a 10-4 lead.
Libby Nichols and Serpe both finished with four groundballs and Serpe also came away with four draws.
F&M held a 23-21 shot advantage, scooped up one more ground ball, 14-13, and forced 17 turnovers while Salisbury owned a 13-6 advantage in draws.
Kelsey Hoffman stopped five shots in goal for F&M while Ashton Wheatley recorded 10 saves for the Gulls.
The Diplomats return home Wednesday in a Centennial Conference game against Bryn Mawr at 4:30 p.m.
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 4 4 - 8
Salisbury........... 3 7 - 10
Franklin & Marshall SCORING: GOALS: Mary Mitchell 2; Cat Serpe 2; Lauren Selawski 2; Lauren Ehrhardt 1; Caroline Krohn 1. ASSISTS: Erin Dunne 1; Lauren Ehrhardt 1; Mary Mitchell 1.
Salisbury SCORING: GOALS: Allie Wheatley 3; Katie Bollhorst 2; Lauren Feusahrens 2; Alyssa Fowler 1; Carrie Bray 1; Amanda Holsclaw 1. ASSISTS: Katie Bollhorst 3; Lauren Feusahrens 2.
SHOTS - Franklin & Marshall 23; Salisbury 21.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Franklin & Marshall 18; Salisbury 15.
GOALIES - F&M: Kelsey Hoffman 6-2 (60:00 minutes, 15 shots-5 saves, 10 GA); SAL: Ashton Wheatley 8-0 (60:00, 18-10, 8).