|DIPLOMATS POUND MARYMOUNT 17-3 IN MEN'S LACROSSE|
BALTIMORE, MD -- Attackman Steve Welsh (So., Lews, DE/Cape
Henelopen) scored four goals and dished out three assists to lead the
Franklin & Marshall College men's lacrosse team to their third
consecutive victory of the 2003 season with a 17-3 rout of Marymount
University at the University of Maryland.
Played on the artificial turf of a neutral site due to residual snow
in the Mid-Atlantic region, Franklin & Marshall College made the
field its own by scoring 10 first half goals to take a commanding
10-1 lead into intermission.
To open the second half, F&M tacked on six third period goals and
added one in the fourth to record the 14 goal victory as the
Diplomats are outscoring their opponents 50-13, an average score of
17-4, following victories over Ursinus (21-3) and Denison (12-7).
In goal, goalie Mike Sartorius (So., Summit, NJ/Summit) recorded 12
saves with one goal allowed in the first half, while Rob Hamilton
(Fr., Monkton, MD/Gilman) and Will McIntire (So., Arlington, VA/Taft)
combined to stop three shots with two goals allowed in the second
The key to the game for F&M was a balanced attack in which eight
different players found the back of the net.
Bryan Nolan (Sr., Scottsdale, AZ/Western Reserve) notched three goals
and two assists, while Beau Smith (Sr., Baltimore, MD/Gilman) added
one goal and three assists in the effort.
Colin Hanley (So., Davidsonville, MD/DeMatha) tacked on three goals
and an assist, Vandy Vanderwarker (Jr., Keswick, VA/STAB) scored
three goals and an assist and team co-captain Jon Singer (Sr.,
Reisterstown, MD/Boys' Latin) fired in a goal and dished out his 11th
assist of the season.
The win improves F&M to 3-0, as the Diplomats are one of three
Centennial Conference teams to open the year with three straight wins
joining McDaniel and Muhlenberg.
F&M will continue the season on Sunday, March 16 at #3 nationally
ranked Washington & Lee University. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m.
in Lexington, Virginia.