F&M Cruises over Messiah

F&M Cruises over Messiah

LANCASTER, Pa. — No. 10 Franklin & Marshall defeated No. 16 Messiah 13-3 in women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 2-2 while the Falcons dropped to 1-2. 

F&M went ahead 1-0 early with a goal from Katie Groenke before the Falcons answered on their next possession and tied the game at 1-1. It was all F&M after that as the Diplomats went on a 6-1 run to close out the half. Paige Moriarty had five in the run and Hannah Serling scored the other goal.

Moriarty made it 8-2 early in the second and after a goal from Messiah, the Diplomats scored five unanswered to close out the game. Hannah Serling had two in the run while Megan Jackson, Groenke and Moriarty all struck once for F&M.

Paige Moriarty ended with seven goals and two assists, Hannah Serling scored three times with two helpers and Katie Groenke had two goals. Megan Jackson scored a goal and had one assist and Jane Cote ended with two assists.

Maggie Hanzsche caused two turnovers with three ground balls, while Caroline Kolva, Ryann Laible and Katharine Yenke all caused two turnovers each.

Danielle Harrington stood tall in goal with 12 stops and improved to 2-2 on the year.

F&M outshot Messiah 32-22, held a 10-8 edge in draws and had 23-15 advantage in ground balls.

The Diplomats return to action next Saturday when F&M travels to Cortland St. for a 12:00 p.m. game.