The second-ranked University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team fell to fourth-ranked Franklin and Marshall College, 6-4, on Wednesday evening in Lancaster, PA. UMW slips to 4-1 on the season.
In the early going, UMW took an early 1-0 advantage as Mackenzie Maguire scored just 1:51 into the game. The Eagles then added to that lead as Julia Albert scored on an assist from Maguire with 22:57 to play in the half. From there, the Diplomats scored three straight goals to take a 3-2 lead with 12:24 remaining in the first half.
Hope Lockwood ended the Diplomats run as she netted a goal with 9:25 to play on an assist from Maguire. The two teams couldn't find the back of the net over the last 9:25 and the score was tied 3-3 going into the half.
The scoring drought for both teams continued early into the second half, until Albert scored her second goal of the game to give UMW a 4-3 lead on a free position shot with 23:57 remaining. FMC tied the game up at four a piece with 18:16 to play in the game.
Both teams then played excellent defense forcing many turnovers over the next 15 minutes of play. The Diplomats then took the lead, 5-4, with just 3:29 to play. FMC added another goal with 2:08 remaining in the game to go up 6-4 and hold on for the game.
The Eagles will travel to Messiah on Saturday for a game at 2 p.m.