LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 6 women's lacrosse team dropped a 9-5 contest to No. 4 Salisbury in non-conference action on Wednesday evening. The loss put the Diplomats at 6-3 on the year while the Sea Gulls improved to 8-2.
Salisbury was the first to strike, taking a 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the contest. Jane Cote got F&M on the board, scoring off a free position attempt at the 17:44 mark. The Sea Gulls responded with two more goals in two minutes. Caroline Kolva was next to score, finding the back of the net off a Cote assist with just over six minutes left in the half.
Kolva struck again just under two minutes into the second half to bring F&M within three. Both teams exchanged goals in the early going with Tabitha Rodriguez getting in the on the action with a free position goal at the 21:53 mark to pull the Diplomats within three. Kolva notched her third goal of the game at the 5:28 mark to bring the score to 8-5, but Salisbury held on for the win.
Kolva paced the offense, scoring three goals off five shots.
Julia McKay (6-3) took the loss, turning away two shots. Salisbury's Skye Graham (8-2) came away with the win after an 11-save performance.
The Diplomats return to action on Saturday, hosting No. 23 Haverford for a 3:00 p.m. matchup.