GETTYSBURG, Pa. – No. 6 Franklin & Marshall defeated Haverford 15-7 in the Centennial Conference (CC) Women's Lacrosse Semifinals Saturday afternoon. F&M will face fifth-ranked Gettysburg in tomorrow's championship game at 1:00 p.m. held in Gettysburg. The game will mark the 10th time the two teams have faced off for the CC Crown with the Diplomats holding a slight 5-4 advantage.
Caroline Krohn and Kimberly Abruzzo both tallied three goals while Casey Madden, Emily Everdell and Maggie Mae Shields finished with a pair. Brittney Jorgenson, Grace Saliba, and Mary Mitchell each scored a point for the Diplomats (14-3). Lauren Selawski, Anastasia Mergner, Ali Kelly along with Jorgenson and Mitchell all handed out one assist.
Krohn got her first two in the first seven minutes of action to put F&M up 2-0. Mitchell found Shields at 22:32 to make it 3-0 before the Fords (13-5) found the net a minute later. F&M answered with two straight from Shields and Jorgenson and Diana Perry brought Haverford within three, 5-2, with 10:04 left in the half.
The Diplomats scored another pair with Everdell and Abruzzo doing the damage, but the Fords answered with two of their own to make it 7-4 at the break.
F&M opened the second with a convincing 4-0 run to take a commanding 11-4 lead with 20:19 left to play. Haverford put one through at 19:56 before Madden and Saliba struck four minutes apart to give F&M a 13-5 lead. The Fords responded with two straight and the Diplomats matched that with two more goals by Abruzzo that made it 15-7 with 49 seconds left to play.
Hoffman went to 14-3 on the season with nine stops and Shannon Horn took the loss with 16 saves.
F&M outshot Haverford 40-26, won 16-of-24 draws and caused 22 turnovers.