CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Annie Horsley's two goals led Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 field hockey team against Washington on Sunday afternoon for the 2-1 victory to maintain the top spot in the Centennial Conference (CC) standings.
The Diplomats improved to 11-2, 8-0 CC while the Shorewomen fell to 8-6, 6-2 CC.
F&M dominated possession in the opening minutes of play, but it was the Shorewomen who got on the board first with a goal from Michaela Conners off a cross from Maggie Cancelmo following a penalty corner in the 17th minute.
Six minutes later, Horsley was able to even out the score, beating a defender in the circle and finding the back of the cage to bring the score to 1-1.
The Diplomats kept up the pressure, and Horsley tallied her second goal of the day from a penalty stroke less than three minutes later to give F&M the 2-1 lead in the 26th minute.
At the end of the first half, F&M led in shots 11-3, seven of which were on goal, and owned the penalty corner advantage 6-1.
Washington looked to even the score in the 40th minute, but Ilianna Santangelo was able to handle the shot to keep the lead.
F&M maintained possession for most of the second frame. The Shorewomen had one last chance with a penalty corner awarded in the 69th minute, but Washington's shot went wide and F&M took the game 2-1.
The Diplomats outshot the Shorewomen 17-6 and owned the advantage in penalty corners 9-3. Santangelo's three saves were good for the win to bring her record to 11-2.
F&M returns to action on Saturday, taking on Bryn Mawr at 12:00 p.m. at Tylus Field where this year's senior class will be honored.