LANCASTER, Pa. – Blake Hargest recorded a team-high seven points on three goals and four assists to lead third-ranked Franklin & Marshall to a 19-7 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.
The Diplomats (7-0, 2-0 CC) – behind a pair of four-goal performances by Meredith Lussier and Shannon Summers – used a 7-0 run in the second half to turn a 12-6 advantage into a 19-6 lead to remain undefeated on the season.
Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster)had a hand in six of the seven goals for the Green Terror (5-3, 1-1 CC), netting four goals to go with two assists.
Cat Serpe finished a solo run for Franklin & Marshall 3:29 into the game to spark a 4-0 burst over the next 3 minutes, 44 seconds to open up a four-goal advantage before eight minutes had elapsed in the game.
Hargest had a goal and an assist during the opening run.
Baer broke up the early run, tallying unassisted at the 21:01 mark before the Diplomat attack went back to work and scored six straight to take a 10-1 lead with 2:38 remaining in the first stanza.
Lussier keyed the stretch with a goal and two assists while Hargest contributed two goals and Summers added a goal and an assist.
Baer finished a Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) feed at the 2:02 mark before finding Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) with three seconds to play in the opening half.
Two Baer goals and a McDonald marker helped pull the visitors within 12-6 with 24:03 to play but Franklin & Marshall needed only 13 minutes, 27 seconds to score seven goals and seal the win.
Summers tallied three goals during the span while Hargest contributed three helpers.
Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) tallied her first goal of the season with 7:56 on the clock to set the final margin.
The Green Terror returns to action at Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.
Score by Half 1 2 - F
McDaniel (5-3, 1-1 CC) 3 4 - 7
No. 3 Franklin & Marshall (7-0, 2-0 CC) 10 9 - 19
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 4, Lindsey McDonald, Lisa Jurd, Brittany Lines.
Franklin & Marshall: Meredith Lussier 4, Shannon Summers 4, Blake Hargest 3, Cat Serpe 2, Lauren Ehrhardt 2, Jen Pritchard 2, Laura Ruppersberger, Sarah Grzybinski.
McDaniel: McDonald 2, Baer 2.
Franklin & Marshall: Hargest 4, Lussier 2, Summers 2, Ruppersberger.
Shots: M 19, F 35. Ground Balls: M 17, F 25. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger 60:00 – 12 saves, 19 GA); F (Lidia Sanza 60:00 – 8 saves, 7 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 11, F 16. Turnovers: M 26, F 23. Draw Controls: M 13, F 15. Free Position: M 0 of 4, F 1 of 2.