Diplomats Pull Away from Shoremen for 11-8 Win

Diplomats Pull Away from Shoremen for 11-8 Win

Powers Scores Five Goals in Loss for Shoremen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Franklin & Marshall scored the final three goals of the game to earn an 11-8 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory over host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. 

Franklin & Marshall 9, Washington College 7

How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored first as Tyler Powers found the back of the net off an assist from Austin Hepburn III with 12:04 to go in the opening quarter.
- F&M then scored the next four goals to take a 4-1 lead. Michael Bossidy scored three of those goals with 3:56 left in the first, 17 seconds to go in the first, and 13:59 remaining in the second quarter. His first goal was assisted by George Briggs and his second by Sean Rogers. Rogers also scored a goal of his own with 1:51 remaining in the first.
- The Shoremen got back to within one goal as Zachary Gorrasi scored off a Tanner Barbieri assist with 12:11 remaining in the second and Powers scored off a Nick Boyles assist at 2:59. The Diplomats pushed the lead to 5-3, however, when Bossidy found Mike Rama for a goal with 9.7 seconds to go before halftime.
- Powers opened the third-quarter scoring with a goal off a Matty Allen assist with 12:35 left. Rama countered with a goal from Brendan Kenavan 76 seconds later. Powers scored again, this time off a Barbieri feed just 47 seconds after that, to make it 6-5. 
- F&M then put together back-to-back goals as Rama found Bossidy for a goal at 6:54 and Rogers scored an unassisted marker 26 seconds later to give the Diplomats an 8-5 cushion.
- The Shoremen scored the next three goals to even the game at 8-8. Powers scored with 4:11 left in the third and Gorrasi connected with Barbieri for an extra-man goal 57 seconds later. Hepburn then opened the fourth-quarter scoring with a goal off a Barbieri assist with 13:16 left.
- F&M then closed the game with its three-goal run. Harry Rice put the Diplomats in front for good off a Kenavan assist with 9:00 left. Bossidy then scored his fifth goal with 5:25 left and his sixth, off a Rice assist, with 3:54 remaining.

For the Shoremen (6-4, 2-1 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Powers (5 goals), Barbieri (1 goal, 3 assists), Gorrasi (1 goal, 1 assist), Hepburn (1 goal, 1 assist), Boyles (1 assist), Allen (1 assist)
- Goalie: Ben Flood (10 saves, 11 goals allowed, 60:00)

For Franklin & Marshall (8-3, 2-1 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Bossidy (6 goals, 1 assist), Rogers (2 goals, 1 assist), Rama (2 goals, 1 assist), Rice (1 goal, 1 assist), Kenavan (1 assist), Briggs (1 assist)
- Goalie: Thomas Moore (7 saves, 8 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Wes Rhudy had a game-best six ground balls an caused three turnovers for the Diplomats.

Notes
- The win was the first-ever victory in Chestertown for the Diplomats, who came into the game 0-23 all-time on the road against the Shoremen.

Up Next for the Shoremen
4/9 @ Muhlenberg - 4:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)