Lacrosse Opens CC Play Before Facing No. 1 Salisbury

Lacrosse Opens CC Play Before Facing No. 1 Salisbury
Game 6
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Muhlenberg at No. 4 Franklin & Marshall | 1:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 30-0
Streak: F&M +30
Last F&M Victory: 19-5, Mar. 23, 2013
Last Muhlenberg Victory: Never
 
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Game 7
Sunday, March 23, 2014
No. 4 Franklin & Marshall at No.1 Salisbury | 1:00 p.m.
Series Record: Salisbury 10-4
Streak: SU +3
Last F&M Victory: 11-10, Mar. 25, 2011
Last SU Victory: 8-6, May 12, 2013

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Series History: Franklin & Marshall will face Muhlenberg for the 31st time this Saturday and holds a perfect 30-0 record against the Mules before the Diplomats face No. 1 Salisbury on Sunday for the 15th time. Salisbury owns a 10-4 series record and has won the previous three meetings.

Player of the Week: Sophomore midfielder Anastasia Mergner was named Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Week.

Mergner helped lead F&M to two wins last week with 17 draw controls and six ground balls. She had 11 draws and three ground balls in F&M's 19-14 win over Stevens and picked up six draws and three ground balls against Occidental. The honor is the first for Mergner and the third for the Diplomats this season. 

F&M Last Week: F&M picked up two wins last Wednesday to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Diplomats started the day off with a 19-14 win over Stevens and picked up a 19-5 win over Occidental in the nightcap.

Caroline Krohn led the F&M offense with six goals and four assists, Brittney Jorgenson netted six goals while Ali Kelly and Emily Everdell finished with five apiece. 

Sarah Bozzo collected five ground balls while Megan Kelly caused two turnovers and scooped up four ground balls. Kaitlin Hardt picked up two wins in goal with nine saves.  

Last Time We Met Muhlenberg: Brittney Jorgenson scored four goals and six other Diplomats finished with a pair of goals to lead F&M to a 19-5 win over Muhlenberg on March 23, 2013. 

Jen Noon caused two turnovers with four groundballs and Mergner came away with four draws.

Kelsey Hoffman took the win in the net with three saves and Kaitlin Hardt also picked up three saves in the second period. 

F&M outshot Muhlenberg 32-14, went 14-for-14 in clears and picked up 19 groundballs to the Mules' nine.

Last Time We Met Salisbury: No. 2 Salisbury escaped with an 8-6 victory over No. 6 Franklin & Marshall in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on May 12, 2012.

Lauren Selawski led the way with three goals with Mary Mitchell, Maggie Mae Shields and Emily D'Erasmo coming away with a goal apiece. 

Caroline Doran and Shields caused two turnovers while Ali KellyJen NoonKelsey Hoffman all scooped up two ground balls. 

Hoffman took the loss with four saves and Ashton Wheatley picked up the victory for Salisbury with seven stops. 

F&M outshot the Sea Gulls 17-14, forced 15 turnovers and went 13-for-15 on clears.