Caroline Krohn's offensive outburst paces No. 5 Franklin & Marshall in win
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Caroline Krohn scored four goals and handed out three assists to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 19-13 victory against Brockport on Saturday afternoon in the season opener.
F&M (1-0) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first five minutes of action with two scores from Krohn and one by Grace Saliba at 24:33. Kelly Wall finally put the Eagles (0-1) on the board a minute later, but the Diplomats rattled off four unanswered to go up 7-1 midway through the first. Emily Everdell did the heavy lifting in the run with three goals while Krohn tallied one as well.
The Eagles scored two in a three-minute span with Ali Kelly putting one through for the Diplomats in between Brockport's goals with the Diplomats leading 8-3. F&M closed out the half strong with three unanswered goals and took an 11-3 advantage into the break. Everdell got her fourth goal of the game to start things off with Anastasia Mergner and Brittney Jorgenson scoring the other two for the Diplomats.
No. 1 Salisbury 8, No. 19 Stevenson 6
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The last time Salisbury traveled to Owings Mills, in May of 2013, it left with the program's second national championship. Saturday's trip also ended in a big victory as the Sea Gulls (2-0) battled out its second win of the season with an 8-6 victory against No. 19 Stevenson. With the win, the Gulls extend their winning streak to 25 games.
In a hard-fought match, the Mustangs would find the back of the net first in the fifth minute. The Gulls would follow up with their first tally less than five minutes later. After a foul drew the play dead in the middle of the fan, junior attacker Shelby Nemecek would capitalize on the free-position shot to pull the score even.
Nemecek and Carta would hook up for one more goal before the end of the first half, with less than five minutes remaining. Carta, unbalanced, passed the ball to Nemecek from the left side of the fan, and with a quick release Nemecek finished on a high right shot past Stevenson goalkeeper Leanne Bittner.
Senior goalkeeper Ashton Wheatley came up big to start the second half on a free-position shot by Mustangs' Olivia Monteiro. On a low shot by Monteiro, Wheatley would scoop the ball and send the ball up field for the clear. The Sea Gulls' first lead of the game would follow the impressive save as junior attacker Kate Haker found a cutting Nemecek. The goal capped off another great performance for Nemecek, posting her second consecutive hat trick.
A minute and 30 seconds later Stevenson drew the score even once again, 4-4, with a free-position goal, and then grabbed a one-goal lead off an unassisted goal in the top of the cage with 23 minutes remaining in the game. It was the last time the Mustangs led the contest, as Salisbury posted two quick goals in a two-minute span. Carta and junior midfielder Bethany Baer capitalized on two free-position goals to give the Sea Gulls a 6-5 advantage.