CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Grace Saliba handed out four assists and scored a goal to pace No. 9 Franklin & Marshall to a 12-5 victory over Washington College in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 6-2, 2-0 CC while the Shorewomen took their first loss of the year and fell to 7-1, 0-1 CC.
Washington lit the scoreboard first 2:35 into the game, but the lead was short lived as the Diplomats reeled off six straight to go up for good, 6-1, with 8:25 left to the break. Saliba found Casey Madden to start things off and netted one her own at 16:03 before Mary Mitchell tallied back-to-back scores to make it 4-1. Lauren Selawski picked up a pair off feeds from Maggie Mae Shields and Saliba to finish the run.
Emily Hubley put one through for Washington and the Diplomats finished the half strong with two scores in the final 1:24 of action. Selawski found Brittney Jorgenson at 1:24 and Emily Everdell buried a pass from Saliba to give F&M an 8-2 halftime lead.
The teams traded goals to start the second stanza with Everdell scoring for the Diplomats and Jorgenson picked up two straight scores to put F&M up 11-3 with 8:14 left to play. Washington answered with two over a three minute span to come within six, 11-5, but Saliba found Ali Kelly with 1:24 left to play to finish off the scoring.
Caroline Krohn came away with five draws and Shields had a team-high four groundballs.
Kelsey Hoffman had nine saves and went to 6-2 on the year while Stephanie Seibert took the loss with 14 stops.
F&M outshot Washington 33-16, caused 21 turnovers and went 22-for-25 on clears.
The Diplomats have a busy week ahead of them with three home games on the slate. F&M takes on Bryn Mawr on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and faces No. 7 TCNJ on Friday at 4:00 p.m. before finishing off the week with a 1:00 p.m. contest against McDaniel on Saturday.