Powers Scores Three Goals, Adds Two Assists
LANCASTER, Pa. — Host and tenth ranked Franklin & Marshall got five goals and one assist each from Kevin Mollihan and Harry Rice and defeated visiting Washington College 20-13 in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game played tonight at Shadek Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
#10 Franklin & Marshall 20, Washington College 13
How It Happened
- Rice put the Diplomats on the board with an unassisted goal just 1:10 into the game. Mollihan would push the lead to 2-0, finishing off an assist from Jarrett Donaghy with 7:41 to go in the first quarter.
- Tyler Powers got the Shoremen on the board with 6:36 to go in the first quarter, finishing a fast break that was started on a pass from Sam Cloud. Powers would then tie the game at 2-2 just 25 seconds later, finishing off an unassisted goal.
- Mollihan would give the Diplomats a 3-2 lead by finishing off an unassisted goal with 5:31 to go in the opening quarter, his 50th goal of the season. Luke Keating would cap the first quarter scoring for the Diplomats, converting a behind the back shot off an assist from Mollihan to give Franklin & Marshall a 4-2 lead after the opening quarter.
- Trey Ritter pulled the Shoremen back to within a goal at 4-3 with an unassisted goal 58 seconds into the second quarter.
- Tucker McBride restored the two goal lead for the Diplomats, finishing off a pass from George Briggs with 11:02 to go in the opening half. Sean Rogers then stole a pass in front of the Shoremen goal and finished a behind the back shot to give Franklin & Marshall a 6-3 lead with 10:23 to go in the second quarter. Keating would then finish off a pass from Rice to give the Diplomats a 7-3 lead with 6:49 to play until halftime, and Rice would follow with an unassisted goal 39 seconds later to put the Diplomats ahead by five at 8-3 and cap a 4-0 run.
- Peter Jacobs stopped the run for the Shoremen, scoring an unassisted goal to pull Washington back to within 8-4 with 5:11 left in the second quarter. Charlie Walker followed with an unassisted goal of his own with 3:38 to go in the half to pull Washington back within three goals at 8-5.
- Rogers would scoop up a loose ball and find Mollihan for a goal to put the Diplomats ahead by four at 9-5 with 1:43 to go until halftime and cap the first half scoring.
- Tanner Barbieri got the second half scoring started for Washington, scoring an unassisted goal just 53 seconds into the third quarter to cut the lead to 9-6. Jacobs would then finish off a Powers assist with 13:15 to go in the third quarter as Washington cut the lead to 9-7.
- Briggs pushed the Diplomats lead to 10-7 by scoring an unassisted goal with 12:10 to go in the third quarter, and Rice would score a man-up goal off a McBride assist to push the Diplomats' lead to four at 11-7 with 11:39 to play in the third.
- Barbieri cut the lead to 11-8 when he finished off an assist from Jacobs with 8:13 to go in the third quarter, but A.J. Rigsby would restore the four goal lead at 12-8 when he finished off an assist from Ronan Garcia with 6:31 remaining in the quarter. Rigsby would score again with 4:01 to play in the quarter on an assist from Rogers to put the Diplomats ahead by five at 13-8. Keating would then push the lead to a half dozen goals, finishing a pass from Donaghy to give Franklin & Marshall a 14-8 lead with 2:28 left in the third quarter.
- Cloud would cause a Diplomats turnover, start a fast break, and feed Casey Grieves, who then threw a pass back to Cloud, who scored with nine seconds to go in the third quarter to cut the lead to 14-9 after three quarters of play.
- The Diplomats would score the first three goals of the fourth quarter and would outscore the Shoremen 6-4 in the fourth to provide the final margin.
For the Shoremen (8-5 Overall, 3-3 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Powers (3 goals, 2 assists), Jacobs (2 goals, 1 assist), Grieves (2 goals, 1 assist), Barbieri (2 goals), Walker (1 goal, 1 assist), Cloud (1 goal, 1 assist), Ritter (1 goal), Kevin Trapp (1 goal), Cooper Sloan (1 assist).
- Goalie: Ben Flood (18 saves, 20 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Cloud added five ground balls and a game high three caused turnovers to his goal and assist.
For #10 Franklin & Marshall (11-2 Overall, 5-1 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Rice (5 goals, 1 assist), Mollihan (5 goals, 1 assist), Keating (4 goals, 1 assist), Rigsby (3 goals), Rogers (1 goal, 3 assists), Briggs (1 goal, 1 assist), McBride (1 goal, 1 assist), Donaghy (3 assists), Garcia (1 assist).
- Goalie: Thomas Moore (5 saves, 13 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Andrew Rose scooped up a game high 11 ground balls and went 25-for-37 on face-offs, taking every face-off for the Diplomats.
- The Diplomats held a commanding 61-30 advantage in shots in the win, a 50-23 advantage in ground balls, and forced 17 Shoremen turnovers while turning the ball over 10 times themselves.
- Franklin & Marshall also was a perfect 17-for-17 on their clearing attempts.
- Flood's 18 saves are the second most saves he has posted in a game in his career. He made a career best 22 saves against McDaniel in an 11-5 win last season.
- Powers has scored 17 goals in his last five games after scoring just six goals in his first eight games of the year.
Up Next for the Shoremen
4/25 v. Swarthmore - 7:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Swarthmore has defeated the Shoremen by identical 11-10 overtime scores the last two seasons. The 2015 season also saw an overtime game between the two, with that game ending in a 10-9 win for the Shoremen.
- Washington will enter the game in control of the fourth and final playoff spot in the Centennial Conference with a 3-3 conference record, one half game ahead of Haverford, who defeated the Shoremen 9-7 earlier this year.