SWARTHMORE, Pa. – No. 5 Franklin & Marshall shutout Swarthmore 15-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. The win is the seventh straight for F&M as the Diplomats improved to 13-1, 5-0 CC while the Garnet dropped to 5-7, 1-4 CC.
F&M struck early and often and jumped out to a 6-0 lead just 11 minutes into the game. The Diplomats tacked on four more and went up 10-0 with a little over 10 minutes left in the first half and took a 12-0 lead into the break. F&M backed off in the second half, only taking five shots, but connected on three of those shots for a 15-0 lead with 7:20 left to play.
Gabby Frank paced the offense with two goals and two assists on three shots and reached the 100-goal plateau in her career. Claire Jackson found twine on all three shots she took while Paige Moriarty and Grace Saliba both finished with two scores and one assist.
F&M outshot Swarthmore 26-10, held a 13-4 advantage in draws and went 11-for-14 in clear attempts.
The Diplomats return to action on Wednesday when F&M hosts Ursinus at 7:00 p.m.