#9 Diplomats Hand #20 Shorewomen First Loss, 12-5

#9 Diplomats Hand #20 Shorewomen First Loss, 12-5

Eisenbrandt Scores Three Times in Loss for Shorewomen, Reaches 100 Career Points

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Ninth-ranked Franklin & Marshall used a 6-0 run in the first half to take control of the game en route to a 12-5 Centennial Conference women's lacrosse victory over 20th-ranked host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Diplomats improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play with the win while handing the Shorewomen (7-1) their first loss of the season in Washington's conference opener. 

Washington struck first in the game as junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) with 27:25 remaining in the first half, but the Diplomats ran off the next six goals to build a 6-1 lead on a goal by Lauren Selawski off an assist from Grace Saliba with 8:25 remaining. F&M took an 8-2 lead into halftime and led by at least six goals through the second half.

Brittney Jorgenson scored three goals in the win for F&M, while Saliba finished with one goal and four assists. Mary Mitchell and Selawski added two goals and one assist each, while Emily Everdell scored two goals of her own.

Eisenbrandt led the Shorewomen with three goals in the loss. Her second goal of the day, with 20:05 left in the second half, was her 100th career point. Hubley had one goal and one assist, while senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) also scored one goal.

Kelsey Hoffman made nine saves in goal for F&M, while senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made 14 in the loss for Washington.

F&M held a 33-16 advantage in shots and forced 21 Washington turnovers while committing just 14. The Shorewomen held a slim 10-9 advantage in draw controls. 

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Ursinus.