#2 Franklin & Marshall too strong for PSU Women’s Lacrosse

#2 Franklin & Marshall too strong for PSU Women’s Lacrosse

Panthers finish 2-1 on Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico

             BAYAMON, P.R. – The Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team wrapped up competition on the teams' Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon with a 20-6 loss to #2 Franklin & Marshall University at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium.

            Plymouth State completes its Puerto Rico trip with a 2-1 record, moving to 3-2 overall. F&M, ranked #2 by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, improves to 6-0.

            PSU stayed in the game in the first half, trailing 3-2 10 minutes into the game and 5-3 midway through the half, but the Diplomat rattled off six consecutive goals and went on to lead 12-4 at the half. The first six goals of the second half sealed the win for Franklin & Marshall.

            Sophomore Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) had a strong performance for the Panthers, contributing a goal and two assists while collecting four ground balls and four draw controls. Junior Caroline Vonachen (Framingham, Mass.) was the top Panther scorer with two goals, and sophomores Caity O'Leary (Gloucester, Mass.), Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) and Jordyn Kim (Sharon, Mass.) scored one each.

            The Panther defense played well against the strong Diplomat offense, according to interim head coach Abby Burbank. Junior Meg Brault (South Windsor, Conn.) had a busy day in the Panther goal; she made eight saves and also recorded six ground balls and four caused turnovers.

            PSU's next game is next Thursday, Mar. 24, at Castleton University at 4:00 p.m.

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