Diplomats Battle Bullets

Diplomats Battle Bullets

LANCASTER, Pa. – No. 6 Franklin & Marshall suffered a 12-11 setback to No. 5 Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Wednesday evening. The game went back and forth with five ties and four lead changes as the Diplomats fell to 12-3, 7-1 CC.

Caroline Krohn led all players with three goals and five assists while Brittney Jorgenson tallied three times and Mary Mitchell finished with a goal and an assist. Emily Everdell, Emily D'Erasmo, Grace Saliba and Lauren Selawski all finished with a goal. Saliba added an assist and Selwaski's goal was the 100th point of her career.

Jorgenson tallied 3:30 into the game off a feed from Krohn before Gettysburg (15-1, 8-0 CC) tallied two straight to go up 2-1. Krohn made it 2-2 and the Bullets briefly went back on top before Jorgensen and D'Erasmo netted back-to-back score to put F&M up 4-3 at 15:21.

Saliba hooked up with Mitchell at 7:53 for a 5-4 F&M advantage, but the Bullets ended the half strong with 4-1 run to take an 8-6 edge into the break.

Gettysburg went up three, 9-6, off a goal by Amanda Borucki and Krohn put F&M within two, 9-7, at 26:25. The Bullets put one through at 16:36 before Krohn assisted both Selawski and Jorgenson on back-to-back goals which brought F&M within a score, 10-9, at 12:46.

Loren Pruitt gave Gettysburg an 11-9 edge at 9:56 and the Diplomats battle back with two unanswered goals to tie the game at 11-11 with 3:35 left to play. Everdell and Saliba scored for F&M in the run. The teams exchange possessions down the stretch and Kelsey Markiewicz found Lindsey Robinson for the game winner with 1:40 left to play.

Maggie Mae Shields caused three turnovers and came away with three draws while Christie Bonfiglio finished with three groundballs.

Kelsey Hoffman took the loss with 14 saves with Lindsay Clinton picking up the win with four stops.

F&M wraps up the regular season on Saturday at Dickinson. Game time is set for 12:00 noon.