CARLISLE, Pa. – Casey Madden scored four goals and handed out one assist to help lead No. 6 Franklin & Marshall to 21-12 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. F&M improved to 13-2, 8-1 CC while the Red Devils fell to 7-9, 3-6.
The CC Playoff field is set with F&M scheduled to play Haverford next Saturday at Gettysburg. Game time will be determined on Monday. The Bullets will take on either McDaniel or Washington with those two teams set to play the first round game on Wednesday.
Five other Diplomats tallied multiple goals as Caroline Krohn, Lauren Selawski and Brittney Jorgenson each picked up a hat trick. Krohn added three helpers and Emily Everdell along with Emily D'Erasmo finished with two goals apiece. Mary Mitchell, Kim Abruzzo, Ali Kelly and Grace Saliba lit the scoreboard once for F&M.
The game was a battle during the first 30 minutes of action. F&M jumped out to early 2-0 lead five minutes in with scores by Jorgenson and Everdell before the Red Devils put one through at 25:09. F&M countered with two more to go up 4-1 at 23:24 and the teams exchanged scores over the next six minutes resulting in a 6-3 F&M lead with 17:57 left to play.
Dickinson tallied two straight to come within a goal, 6-5, and Selawski made it 7-5 at 13:02. The Red Devils would not go away and scored two of the last three goals of the half to come within a point, 8-7, at the break.
It was all F&M in the second as the Diplomats outscored Dickinson 13-1, including 11-straight to take a 21-8 lead at 8:27. The Red Devils kept battling and scored the final four goals of the contest.
Kelsey Hoffman went to 13-3 on the season with 11 saves while Amanda Morse (2-3) took the loss with eight stops.
F&M outshot Dickinson 34-29, went 19-for-33 in draws and end with 18 ground balls.