#6 Diplomats Best Shorewomen, 15-8, In Centennial Semifinal Round

#6 Diplomats Best Shorewomen, 15-8, In Centennial Semifinal Round

Godorov, Kendall and Lovett All Score Twice For WC

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - #6 Franklin & Marshall got game-bests of four assists and six points from Paige Moriarty in a 15-8 win over Washington College in the Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinal round on Saturday afternoon at Clark Field on the campus of Gettysburg.  The second-seeded Diplomats improve to 16-2 overall, while the Shorewomen, the three seed, cap their season at 11-5.

The Diplomats took a 1-0 lead just 2:49 into the first half on unassisted goal by Emily Everdell from the right side before junior attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) leveled the game at 1-1 with 24:30 remaining in the first on a free position goal from the left side.  Kendall made it 2-1 Shorewomen just 38 ticks later on a free position from the top of the eight-meter into the upper part of the net.  F&M would tie it at 2-2 with 22:47 to go in the half on a Gabby Frank goal from Paige Moriarty and would take a 3-2 lead with 17:19 left on an unassisted tally by Anastasia Mergner as those two goals ignited a 4-0 run.  Brittney Jorgensen made it 4-2 only 39 seconds later on a quick stick goal from a feed from Natalie Delinsky.  Jorgensen scored her second straight goal to make it 5-2 with 15:25 to go in the first on a Moriarty helper.  Washington senior attacker Caroline Lovett (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) ended the four-goal run by F&M to trim the lead to 5-3 with 14:19 left on an assist from senior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin).  Moriarty scored on a spinning shot from the right side 70 seconds after Lovett's goal to make it 6-3 F&M.  Lovett responded with a free position score from the left side with 11:39 left to cut the lead to 6-4.  Emily D'Erasmo made it 7-4 with 7:56 left on a feed from Kimberly Abruzzo in transition.  With 19.3 seconds left, Grace Saliba scored on a pass from Delinsky to give F&M an 8-4 lead and that would be the halftime score.

Frank made it 9-4 just 4:10 into the second half on an unassisted goal and Moriarty made it 10-4 with 21:08 left from point-blank range.  Washington responded 49 seconds later when Hubley finished off a pass from sophomore midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) to cut the lead to 10-5.  The Diplomats made it 11-5 with 18:49 to go in the game when Megan Kelly found a cutting down the middle Everdell and she scored and with 15:34 to go Natalie Delinsky finished off a feed from Moriarty to extend the lead to 12-5.  Senior defender Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) scored consecutive goals to trim the F&M lead to 12-7 with 11:38 left.  Her first came as she finished off a free position opportunity with 13:13 remaining to trim the Diplomats' lead to 12-6 and then scored unassisted from the right side with 11:38 left to reduce the lead to five.  However just 20 seconds later Abruzzo scored unassisted after the Diplomats won the draw control to give F&M a 13-7 advantage and Casey Madden scored without an assist with 7:27 to go to push the lead to 14-7.  Moriarty found Saliba to extend the lead to eight at 15-7 with 5:11 remaining, but sophomore Daniela Falcone (Potomac, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) won the draw and scored unassisted 10 seconds later to trim the lead to 15-8 and that would round the scoring.

Joining Moriarty with two goals was Everdell, Frank, Jorgensen and Saliba, while Delinsky passed out two assists.  Mergner and Saliba had three caused turnovers to lead all players, while Mergner won four draw controls to lead all participants.  In goal, Danielle Harrington had nine saves. 

For the Shorewomen, Godorov, Kendall and Lovett all scored a pair of goals.  Hubley had four ground balls to lead all players, won a team-best three draws and had two points on a goal and assist.  She concluded her career with 237 points (fifth all-time at WC) on 191 goals (third all-time at WC) and 46 assists.  She also holds the program mark for draw controls with 212.  In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Mullen (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven Regional) made a personal-best seven stops.

F&M held a 26-24 edge in shots and won 17 of the game's 25 draw controls.  Both teams failed just oen clear with the Diplomats going 16-for-17, while the Shorewomen went 14-for-15.  Washington went 4-for-6 in free position goals, while F&M went 0-for-5.  F&M lost the ball 17 times, while WC lost it on 12 occasions.  WC had 17 ground balls, while F&M had 11 in the contest.

Six seniors represented the Shorewomen for the final time this afternoon and they were Godorov, Hubley, Lovett, attacker Catherine Stanley (Freeland, Md./Hereford), defender Brie Van Veldhuisen (Washington, N.J./Voorhees) and defender Julia Zimm (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset).  They went 45-21 during their four years with the Shorewomen, tying the 2014 class for the most wins for a class in program history.  They appeared in four Centennial Conference Tournaments and were a part of the 2012 team that reached the conference championship game.