LANCASTER, Pa. – For the fourth time in five years, Franklin & Marshall cut through the Centennial Conference (CC) portion of its schedule without a loss. The No. 7 Diplomats (15-2, 9-0 CC) wrapped up the regular season with an 8-1 win at Dickinson to springboard into next weekend's CC Championship tournament, which will be played without the Red Devils (7-10, 4-5 CC) for the first time in five years.
F&M got goals from seven different players, outshooting their hosts 29-15. Only Cat Serpe scored multiple goals, while Katie Delaney and Caroline Krohn each tallied a goal and an assist. Krohn's goal stood up as the game-winner. Delaney and Maggie Mae Shields both recorded their 50th career points in the victory. Shields scored F&M's first goal on a free position shot.
The Diplomats' defense limited Dickinson to a single free position goal from the stick of Sunnie Ko with 33 seconds remaining in the first half. Kelsey Hoffman recorded seven saves for the win. Her counterpart, Julie Clark, stopped 11 F&M shots. F&M broke seven of Dickinson's 16 clearing attempts. The Red Devils turned the ball over 20 times.
F&M is now 36-0 against Dickinson.
The Diplomats return to action next Saturday in the CC Semifinals at F&M's Tylus Field. The opponent is yet to be determined.
#7 Franklin & Marshall (15-2, 9-0) vs. Dickinson (7-10, 4-5)
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 3 5 - 8
Dickinson........... 1 0 - 1
ASSISTS: Katie Delaney 1; Caroline Krohn 1.
Dickinson SCORING: GOALS: Sunnie Ko 1.
GOALIES - F&M: Kelsey Hoffman 15-2, 9-0 (60:00 minutes, 8 shots-7 saves, 1 GA); DCW: Jessie Clark 7-10, 4-5 (60:00, 19-11, 8).
SHOTS - Franklin & Marshall 29; Dickinson 15.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Franklin & Marshall 19; Dickinson 8.
TURNOVERS - Franklin & Marshall 11; Dickinson 20.
CLEARS - Franklin & Marshall 12-14; Dickinson 9-16.
Franklin & Marshall GROUND BALLS: Maggie Mae Shields 5; Katie Delaney 2; Caroline Krohn 2; Lauren Selawski 2; Cat Serpe 2; Anne Brockmeyer 1; Casey Downie 1; Erin Dunne 1; Lauren Ehrhardt 1; Jennifer Noon 1; Jordan Quinn 1.
Dickinson GROUND BALLS: Jessie Clark 3; Lucy West 3; Sunnie Ko 2; Taryn Abbassian 1; McKenzie Hannahs 1; Colby Mello 1; Kaity Moore 1; Kelsey Muir 1; Brett Whelan 1.
Franklin & Marshall TURNOVERS CAUSED: Casey Downie 3; Lauren Ehrhardt 2; Maggie Mae Shields 2; Anne Brockmeyer 1; Katie Delaney 1; Caroline Krohn 1; Libby Nichols 1.
Dickinson TURNOVERS CAUSED: Jessie Clark 3; Sunnie Ko 2; Sara Braniecki 1; Lucy West 1.
Start time: 12:00 pm Finish time: 1:40 pm Length of game: 1:40
Officials:. Scorer: F&M Sports Info.