May 12, 2007
LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall reeled off 11 unanswered goals to cruise to a 13-2 win over Roanoke in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championships Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats (18-0) held the Maroons (15-4) scoreless for the first 48:54 of the contest, and out-shot their guests 33-14. The victory earned F&M the right to face the winner of this afternoon's meeting between Mary Washington and Babson tomorrow afternoon.
Shannon Summers (N. Wales, PA / Hill School) second goal of the afternoon came with 21:09 showing in the first half. It stood up as the game-winner. She got the Diplomats on the board in the game's third minute, and finished her hat trick in the second half.
Jen Pritchard's (Media, PA / Penncrest) free position goal at 24:01 broke up Summers' pair. It was the first of five goals for Pritchard on the day. She reeled off four straight around the halftime break to make a 7-0 game an 11-0 contest. F&M made good on five of its nine free position shots in the game. Sarah Meisenberg (Severna Park, MD / Severn School) scored on back-to-back eight-meter shots 1:19 apart late in the second half.
Making her first start of the season, Brenna Dolphin (Wilmington, DE / Archmere) scored a pair of goals and assisted on Beverly Menghetti's (Glen Mills, PA / Penncrest) second goal of the year in the game's waning minutes.
Lidia Sanza (Cockeysville, MD / SPSG) made five saves and allowed one goal in just under 49 minutes of work. Chelsea Meerbach (York, PA / York) worked the dividend allowing one goal and making one stop. The two Maroon goals matches the lowest total of offensive production an opponent has managed against F&M this season. The Diplomats held Bryn Mawr to a pair back on April 14.
Roanoke's keeper, Katlyn Scarlett, stopped six shots in each half. Under siege for the duration, she came up with several magnificent saves.
The Maroons close their season at 15-4. Franklin & Marshall advances on to Sunday's regional final at Sponaugle-Williamson Field at 2:00 p.m.