Diplomats Fall to Dickinson

Diplomats Fall to Dickinson

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. -- No. 12 Dickinson defeated No. 10 Franklin & Marshall 11-9 in men's lacrosse action Wednesday evening. The Diplomats fell to 11-3, 5-2 CC, while the Red Devils improved to 12-3, 6-1 CC. 

F&M took the early lead 55 seconds into the game, but the Red Devils answered with a three-goal run and went ahead 3-1. The Diplomats came within a goal, 3-2, at the end of the first. Two early goals from the Red Devils made it 5-2, and after a score from F&M, Dickinson scored three unanswered and went into the break with an 8-3 advantage.

The Red Devils made it 9-3 at 13:01 in the third and F&M countered with a pair to make it 9-5. Two more points from Dickinson pushed the Red Devils' lead to 11-5 and F&M matched with two of their own for an 11-7 score heading into the final frame. The Diplomats made it a two-goal game early in the fourth, 11-9, but the Red Devils stood tall down the stretch to keep F&M off the board.

Kevin Mollihan paced the offense with four goals and two helpers, while Sean Rogers and Luke Keating both finished with a pair of goals and one assist. Harry Rice struck once and Tucker McBride along with George Briggs both ended with an assist.

Ellis Llewellyn and Tommy O'Connor both caused two turnovers and O'Connor ended with five ground balls.

Thomas Moore had 10 stops and fell to 4-1, and Cole Pelicano finished with 21 saves to improve to 10-3.

F&M owned shots at 49-33, and the Red Devils held a 39-25 in ground balls.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday when F&M wraps up the regular season at Muhlenberg. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.