WESTMINSTER, Md. – Franklin & Marshall, ranked seventh in the latest IWLCA Division III coaches poll, scored nine of the game's final 10 goals to register a 15-9 Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse victory over McDaniel on Saturday.
Julia Jacobs (Stevensonville, Md./St. Mary's) led the Green Terror (6-4, 2-2 CC) with four goals.
Brittney Jorgenson paced the Diplomats (10-3, 4-0 CC) with four goals of her own, including three in the final run.
Trailing 8-6 after Jacobs and Allison Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) scored in the first 2:51 of the second half, Anastasia Mergner finished one of five Gace Saliba assists to draw the visitors within one with 26:15 to play.
Mergner then found Gabby Frank just 17 seconds later with the equalizer.
Yen Baker put Franklin & Marsahll in front with 23:47 to play, scoring with a player advantage before Emily D'Erasmo tallied 86 seconds later for a 10-8 lead.
Back-to-back Jorgenson tallies pushed the lead to four with 16:21 on the clock before Gabby Frank made it a 13-8 game with 15:34 showing.
A Jacobs free-position goal broke up the run 45 seconds later before Jorgenson and Casey Madden set the final margin with tallies in the final 12:46.
Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) and Frank traded tallies nearly three minute before Farrell found Jacobs with 22:32 on the clock for a 2-1 lead.
Markers from Saliba and Christie Huidekoper turned the 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 advantage for the Diplomats with 18:27 showing in the first half.
Karli Zeps (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) evened the game 28 seconds later before a pair of F&M goals put the visitors back on top.
Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) converted a free-position shot and Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) finished off a pass from Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) to even the game once again with 11:51 to play in the opening stanza.
Mary Mitchell needed just 45 seconds to put the Diplomats back in front before Quinn hit Jacobs with 10:45 to play until intermission to deadlock the game at 6-all at the break.
McDaniel returns to action at No. 6 Gettysburg on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.