LANCASTER, Pa. – Caroline Krohn scored five goals and handed out three assists to lead No. 13 Franklin & Marshall to a 13-5 victory over Washington & Lee Saturday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action.
The Generals (1-3) scored first 1:07 into the game, but the lead was short lived as the Diplomats (2-0) tallied five straight over a span of ten minutes to go up 5-1 at 17:34. Krohn started the spurt with an unassisted goal at 28:35 and Maggie Mae Shields' goal at 26:14 put F&M up 2-1. Ali Kelly struck with back-to-back scores before Krohn got her second to end the run.
Meredith Lavin made it 5-2 with a goal for the General before Krohn, Shields and Kimberly Abruzzo all found the net to put F&M up 8-2 with 7:22 remaining in the half. W&L finished the half strong with two unanswered scores to send the game into the break with the Diplomats leading 8-4.
F&M dominated the second as Krohn scored twice to start the final frame. W&L made it 10-5 at 9:12, but the Diplomats netted the final three goals of the contest. Abruzzo took a feed from Krohn for the first score and Casey Madden netted the final two scores for the Diplomats.
Kelsey Hoffman improved to 2-0 with five saves while Cara Mulligan turned away nine shots in the loss.
F&M outshot the Generals 27-18 and collected 23 groundballs to the W&L's 13. The Diplomats came away with 15 on the game's 20 draws and went 15-for-21 in clears.
The Diplomats return to action next Saturday when F&M host No. 3 Cortland St.