#15 Diplomats Finish Strong in 15-9 Win Over Shoremen

#15 Diplomats Finish Strong in 15-9 Win Over Shoremen

Barbieri & Powers Both Reach 100 Career Point for Shoremen in Loss

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — 15th-ranked Franklin & Marshall withstood a five-goal, game-tying run by host Washington College and closed the game out with a 7-1 run of its own to post a 15-9 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.  

#15 Franklin & Marshall 15, Washington College 9

How It Happened
- The Shoremen struck first with a goal by Kevin Trapp off a Casey Grieves assist with 10:42 left in the first quarter. Harry Rice evened the score for F&M with an extra-man goal off an assist from Sean Rogers with 9:09 left in the period. Tanner Barbieri put the Shoremen back in front, 2-1, with a goal off a Nick Boyles pass with 7:48 to go in the period. F&M leveled the score with 5:09 left in the first when Shane McBride scored off a pass from Rice. Ronan Garcia gave F&M its first lead at 3-2 off a Rogers assist with 2:49 remaining in the quarter. Tucker McBride followed with a goal off a George Briggs feed 57 seconds later to push the lead to 4-2.
- Kevin Mollihan opened the second-quarter scoring with a goal with 8:14 to go in the period. Grieves scored the the Shoremen with 4:51 left off an assist from Barbieri to trim the lead to 5-3. The assist was Barbieri's 100th career point. F&M finished the half with a goal by Mike Rama off a Briggs feed with 18.8 seconds on the clock for a 6-3 Diplomat lead at halftime.
- Biggs began the second half with a goal 1:11 into the period as the F&M advantage grew to four. Tucker McBride followed with an extra-man goal off a Mollihan assist with 12:02 remaining. Barbieri ended the three-goal Diplomat run with an unassisted goal with 9:44 left in the third. Tyler Powers then scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Cooper Sloan to cut the lead to 8-5 with 5:01 to play in the third.
- Barbieri opened the fourth-quarter scoring off an assist from Peter Jacobs 56 seconds in for a third straight Shoremen goal as the F&M advantage shrank to two goals at 8-6. Charles Walker then got Washington to within a single goal with an unassisted tally with 13:15 remaining. Grieves netted the Shoremen's fifth unanswered goal off a Jacobs assist from behind the goal 59 seconds later, evening the score at 8-8. F&M ended the run and regained the lead, 9-8, when Mollihan scored off a Briggs assist with 10:52 remaining. Mollihan scored again with 7:04 left to extend the lead to 10-8.
- Powers scored off an assist from Barbieri with 5:59 to play as the lead was cut back to one at 10-9.  The goal was the 100th career point for Powers. Tucker McBride quickly answered with an extra-man goal off a Mollihan assist just 25 seconds later during an extra-man opportunity to make it 11-9. Briggs added a goal off a Rogers pass to up the lead to 12-9 with 3:34 to go. Rogers tacked on another goal off a Tucker McBride pass just 28 seconds later and Ellis Llewellyn scored just 13 seconds after that for a decisive 14-9 lead. Rogers accounted for the final goal with 1:46 left.  

For the Shoremen (9-5, 3-3 Centennial Conference)
- Scoring: Barbieri (3 goals, 2 assists); Grieves (2 goals, assist), Powers (2 goals), Jacobs (2 assists)
- In Goal: Ben Flood (9 saves, 15 goals allowed, 60:00)
- The Shoremen held a 39-33 advantage in shots and won 18 of the game's 28 face-offs, but committed 22 turnovers to F&M's 17. 

For Franklin & Marshall (11-2, 6-0 Centennial Conference)
- Scoring: Mollihan (3 goals, 2 assists); Briggs (2 goals, 3 assists); Rogers (2 goals, 3 assists); Tucker McBride (3 goals, assist), Rice (goal, assist)
- In Goal: Scott Hatch (7 saves, 9 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Anthony Dougherty had four caused turnovers and six ground balls in the win for F&M.

Notes
- Barbieri, who was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game, finished the game with 70 career goals and 33 career assists for 103 points. Powers finished the game with exactly 100 career points on 70 goals and 30 assists.
- Prior to today, the most recent Shoreman to reach 100 career points was Jim Cusick, who tallied his 100th career point on April 30, 2014 during a 20-7 win over Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference semifinal game. 

Up Next for the Shoremen
4/26 @ Swarthmore - 7:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)