Diplomats Down Royals
SCRANTON, Pa – Harrison Jones and Kevin Kilpatrick scored three goals each to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 12-9 victory over Scranton in non-conference men's lacrosse action Wednesday evening. The Diplomats finish the season with a 10-5 record, the first 10 win season since 2003, while the Royals fell to 8-6.
F&M started strong with an early 3-0 lead eight minutes into the game when Jones netted a Billy Kempner pass 37 seconds into game and Kilpatrick scored back-to-back goals almost two minutes apart. Scranton ended the run with a score at 4:22, before Sean Kenny scored unassisted with 17 seconds remaining in the first to give F&M a 4-1 edge.
The Royals made it 4-2 at 1:32 into the second, but F&M responded with three goals in the final 2:32 of the half to go into the break with a 7-2 lead. Jones netted his second at 2:32 and Colin McKew hooked up with Jimmy Wenk with 52 seconds left in the quarter. Andrew Setian struck 10 seconds later for the final goal of the run.
Scranton made it 7-4 with the first two scores of the third quarter before Jordan Barr netted an unassisted goal at 9:04 to give F&M a four goal lead. The Royals answered with a pair of goals, but F&M answered with a pair of its own to make it 10-6 heading into the fourth. Jones netted his third score and Joe Bowen found Wenk at 1:41 for the second goal.
McKew fed Kempner midway through the fourth to give F&M an 11-6 lead before Scranton scored three straight to make it 11-9 with 3:10 left to play. Kilpatrick netted the final goal of the game with 31 seconds left to seal the victory.
Rob Rumer was 7-for-11 from the X and Andrew Setian won eight faceoffs with a team-high seven groundballs.
Ben Feldberg picked up the win in goal with seven saves while Ben Worthington took the loss with 12 stops.
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 4 3 3 2 - 12
Scranton............ 1 1 4 3 - 9
Franklin & Marshall SCORING: GOALS: Harrison Jones 3; Kevin Kilpatrick 3; James Wenk 2; Billy Kempner 1; Sean Kenny 1; Andrew Setian 1; Jordan Barr 1. ASSISTS: Colin McKew 2; Joe Bowen 1; Billy Kempner 1.
Scranton SCORING: GOALS: Dillon McInerney 2; Kyle Frank 2; Daniel Slade 2; Taylor Nelson 1; John Gregitis 1; Tim Cleary 1. ASSISTS: Dillon McInerney 3; Kyle Frank 1; Taylor Nelson 1.
SHOTS - Franklin & Marshall 44; Scranton 35.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Franklin & Marshall 24; Scranton 16.
GOALIES - F&M: Ben Feldberg (60:00 minutes, 16 shots-7 saves, 9 GA); SCRMLX12: Ben Worthington (60:00, 24-12, 12).