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Phillips records hat trick

Abby Phillips (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Abby Phillips (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Franklin & Marshall scored nine straight goals to open up a 10-2 lead late in the first half, defeating McDaniel 19-6 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action on Wednesday.

Abby Phillips (New Freedom, Pa./North Harford [Pa.]) led the Green Terror (4-9, 0-6 CC) with her team's first three goals.

Paige Moriarty led the ninth-ranked Diplomats (11-4, 5-1 CC) with five goals and two assists. Five other players registered two goals each and, in all, 10 different players scored.

Phillips tallied twice around a Moriarty goal to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the game's first 2:34 before Gabby Frank returned the favor for Moriarty and finished a pass to tie the game at 2-all with 26:35 showing.

Moriarty then finished a solo run 55 seconds later to give Franklin & Marshall the lead for good. Seven different Diplomats contributed to the 9-0 run.

Phillips broke up a nearly 25-minute scoring drought finishing right in front of the cage off an Allison Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) feed from the left side with 2:43 on the clock.

Lindsey Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) closed the deficit to 10-4 just 22 seconds later.

Hannah Serling stretched the lead back to seven at the break before Moriarty once again found Frank early in the second half.

Megan Quattrone (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) made it a 12-5 game with 27:28 remaining before the Diplomats – behind two more Moriarty tallies – scored the next six.

Annemarie Duerr (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Clare Monaghan traded markers in the final 4:00 to set the final score.

Allison Farrell finished with six draw controls while Lindsey Farrell had five ground balls.

The Green Terror returns to action at Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.