LANCASTER, Pa. - The Dickinson women's lacrosse team held their own over the opening quarter trailing by just one at 6-5. However, the host Franklin & Marshall College outscored the Red and White 8-2 during the next 30-minutes to pick up a 16-12 Centennial Conference win on Wednesday night at Shadek Stadium.
Both teams would find the back of the net inside the opening four minutes with Ally Marino and Regan Kawa recording goals for their respective sides. F&M took their second lead of the contest with 4:45 off the clock when Sydney Lowe slipped a shot past Devils keeper Drew Yager. After the host made it 3-1, Dickinson got on a roll scoring the next three goals thanks to Alex Goles, Delaney Herbert, and Liv Yeagle all putting the rock beyond the reach of Emily Kitchin to make it 4-3. The Diplomats carried play over the final four minutes as they notched three more goals, while Faith Parker converted a free-position for the Red and White to make it 6-5 through one.
The home side started the second fast with Maisie O'Shea and Marino each sticking the ball into the net with less than two minutes off the clock. Dickinson answered back off the ensuing draw as Syd MacKeigan won the possession and took it right in on Kitchin for a goal cutting the margin to 8-6 at the 2:18 mark. F&M added two more with Maddy Birch and Lydia Cassilly besting Yager before Goles tickled the twine to put the gap at three 10-7 with 7:52 left. There would be no scoring for the remainder of the period as both Kitchin and Yager recorded two saves apiece.
F&M continued their roll into the start of the third firing the first ten shots of the quarter leading to a pair of saves from Yager, but also two more Diplomat markers to extend the lead to 12-7. Dickinson tried to stop the run as Riley Kuehn worked herself inside the attacking zone, however, she would be turned aside by Kitchin. F&M's defense locked down the defense against the Red and White during the final eight minutes as they limited the Devils to just one shot while tallying two more goals to double-up the score 14-7 through 45-minutes.
Each side solved the keeper inside the first five minutes of the fourth with Parker finishing off her second free-position marker of the contest before Emily Mooney cashed in a nice feed from Madison Bray. That goal sparked the Dickinson attack as Gabby Guadalupe set-up Yeagle, prior to scoring herself on a dish from Kawa. The Devils were not done however with Yeagle chipping in two in a row to close the gap down to 15-12 still with three minutes to go. Unfortunately, for DC they would be held off the board the rest of the way while F&M added one more to set the 16-12 final.
Red Devil Leaders
Goals - Yeagle (4), Goles and Parker (2)
Assists - Herbert (2)
Groundballs - Yager (5), Izzy Hall (4)
Saves - Yager (10)
Goals - Cassilly and Marino (3)
Assists - Bray (3)
Groundballs - Marino (3)
Saves - Kitchin (8)
Dickinson (3-10, 2-6 Centennial) concludes the 2022 campaign on Saturday afternoon when they visit Chestertown, Maryland to battle the Washington College Shorewomen at 4 p.m.