GETTYSBURG, Pa. – No. 4 Gettysburg defeated No. 7 Franklin & Marshall 15-4 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Wednesday evening. The Bullets (13-1, 8-0 CC) clinched the top-seed in the CC Tournament and earned the right to host next weekend. F&M (12-3, 7-1 CC) has secured the second seed and will find out its opponent after Saturday's CC contests.
The Bullets opened the game with three goals in the first nine minutes of action. Casey Madden put F&M on the board when she deposited a feed from Kimberly Abruzzo to make it 3-1 at 20:27. Gettysburg responded with nine straight goals to go into the break with a 12-1 edge.
F&M came out strong in the second half with two tallies in the opening 12 minutes of action. Mary Mitchell took a Caroline Krohn pass and found the back of the net at 23:14 and Abruzzo picked up her first goal with an unassisted score at 18:53. The Bullets rallied off three straight before Abruzzo scored for the second time to make it 15-4.
Mitchell had a team-high three groundballs and Kara Stanley came away with four draws.
The Diplomats outshot Gettysburg, 22-20, and went a perfect 12-for-12 on clears.
Maddie Coleman earned the win for Gettysburg with nine saves and Kelsey Hoffman took loss in the net.
F&M returns to action on Saturday when the Diplomats host Dickinson at 1:00 p.m.
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 1 3 - 4
Gettysburg.......... 12 3 - 15
Franklin & Marshall SCORING: GOALS: Kimberly Abruzzo 2; Mary Mitchell 1; Casey Madden 1. ASSISTS: Kimberly Abruzzo 1; Caroline Krohn 1.
Gettysburg SCORING: GOALS: Lindsey Robinson 6; Bridget Kenny 4; Loren Pruitt 3; Hannah Church 2. ASSISTS: Katie Blumenthal 5; Lindsey Robinson 3; Hayward Sawers 1.
SHOTS - Franklin & Marshall 22; Gettysburg 20.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Franklin & Marshall 13; Gettysburg 17.
GOALIES - F&M: Kelsey Hoffman 12-3 (53:46 minutes, 14 shots-1 saves, 13 GA) , Rebecca Rosen (06:14, 3-1, 2); GC: Maddie Coleman 13-1 (60:00, 13-9, 4).