F&M Wins Fifth Straight

F&M Wins Fifth Straight

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Tristan Miller scored three times to lead Franklin & Marshall to an 8-5 victory over Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action Saturday night. The Diplomats pick up their fifth straight victory and improved to 6-1 (1-0 CC) while the Mules fell to 2-5 (0-1 CC). 

F&M jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Zachary Johannes scored unassisted with 3:28 left in the first and Colin McKew found Miller at 10:48 in the second to put the Diplomats up 2-0. A.J. Reichert made it 3-0 at 7:23 in the second, before the Mules scored two straight to come within a goal, 3-2, at 1:17. McKew tallied an unassisted goal with just 12 seconds left in the half to give F&M a 4-2 lead going into the break. 

The Diplomats came out strong in the third with three unanswered goals. Miller struck 31 seconds into the quarter off a feed from Kevin Kilpatrick and Evan Baskst found Matt Gillian at 8:55 to put F&M up 6-2. Miller and McKew hooked up again at 4:27 to give F&M a 7-2 edge. 

Muhlenberg scored with 2:07 left in the third and added another goal at 9:20 in the fourth to come within three, 7-4, before Jordan Barr put F&M up four, 8-4, with a tally midway through the fourth. The Mules added one with seven minutes remaining in the game to make it 8-5. 

Andrew Setian was 9-for-16 from the faceoff X and collected a game-high seven groundballs. Josh Kanter finished with four groundballs while Carlos Palaez scooped up three. 

Cameron Setian picked up the win with 16 saves and improved to 5-1.  Adam Schlauch took the loss for the Mules. 

F&M returns to action on Wednesday when the Diplomats host Ursinus at 4:00 p.m.


Franklin & Marshall (6-1 (1-0 CC)) vs. Muhlenberg (2-5 (0-1 CC))

SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot


Franklin & Marshall.  1  3  3  1 -  8

Muhlenberg..........  0  2  1  2 -  5

Franklin & Marshall SCORING: GOALS: Tristan Miller 3; Colin McKew 1; Jordan Barr 1; A.J. Reichert 1; Zachary Johannes 1; Matt Gillan 1.

ASSISTS: Colin McKew 2; Evan Baskst 1; Kevin Kilpatrick 1.

Muhlenberg SCORING: GOALS: Corey Aferiat 1; Doug Rheiner 1; Jon Thomas 1; James Coleman 1; Ian Jones 1.

ASSISTS: Corey Aferiat 1; Jack Reilly 1.

SHOTS - Franklin & Marshall 28; Muhlenberg 43.

SHOTS ON GOAL - Franklin & Marshall 19; Muhlenberg 21.

GOALIES - F&M: Cameron Setian 6-1 (60:00 minutes, 21 shots-16 saves, 5 GA); MUHL: Adam Schlauch 0-1 (60:00, 19-11, 8).