Hoffman

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Thanks to a balanced scoring attack, No. 8 Franklin & Marshall handed seventh-ranked TCNJ a 10-7 loss in a battle of top-10 teams. The Diplomats improved to 8-2 while the Lions dropped to 8-3.

F&M led from the start and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead midway through the first half. Mary Mitchell started the scoring when she buried a feed from Maggie Mae Shields at 24:04 and Brittney Jorgenson scored off a pass from Emily Everdell 10 minutes later.

The teams traded goals through the final 15 minutes of the first half with F&M leading 4-2 at the break. Lauren Selawski and Caroline Krohn both scored on free position to help maintain F&M's advantage.

F&M opened the second half with two quick scores in the first four minutes to go up 6-2. Mitchell assisted Shields for the first score and Krohn netted the second four minutes later. The Lions made it 6-3 and Everdell scored back-to-back goals three minutes apart to put F&M up 8-4 at 18:37.

TCNJ responded with a 3-0 run that spanned 11 minutes to come within a goal 8-7 with 6:39 left to play. The Diplomats answered and closed the game strong with two unanswered goals. Casey Madden made it 9-7 at 5:42 and Shields found Jorgenson at 2:36 for the final score.

Kelsey Hoffman was solid in goal with 11 saves, improving to 8-2. Kelsey Zink took the loss with five stops.

The Lions held a 26-24 advantage in shots and won 12 of the game's 19 draws. F&M finished 15-for-18 in clear attempts and was 3-for-7 on free-position chances.