LANCASTER, Pa. – No. 5 Gettysburg defeated No. 1 Franklin & Marshall 12-6 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening. The Diplomats dropped to 8-2, 2-1 CC while the Bullets improved to 9-2, 2-1 CC.
Gettysburg dominated in the opening frame and jumped out to an early 6-2 lead. The Bullets took an early 1-0 lead before Paige Moriarty netted a pass from Grace Norley to tie the game. The Bullets countered with five straight and took a 6-1 advantage with 10:23 left in the half. Norley struck unassisted at 4:44 to make it 6-2 and the Bullets netted a score at 1:53 and took a 7-2 lead into the break. The Bullets owned the draw in the opening frame, winning all 10 draws and took advantage of eight free position attempts.
The Bullets went up 8-2 early in the second before F&M netted two straight to make it 8-4. Melissa Judge netted the first score followed by Katie Groenke at 21:45. Gettysburg matched with two of their and took 10-4 advantage at 17:48. Gabby Frank brought F&M within five, 10-5 at 15:30 and Delinsky made it 10-6 with a score four minutes later. The Bullets tacked on two more and were able to run out in the final two minutes of action to secure the win.
Danielle Harrington took the loss with five stops and dropped to 8-2 while Shannon Keeler picked up the win with seven saves.
Gettysburg outshot F&M 23-16, and had a 15-5 edge on draws.
F&M returns to action on Saturday when the Diplomats travel to Bryn Mawr for a 12:00 p.m. contest.