Shoremen Host F&M Saturday in Centennial Conference Championship Game

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The sixth-ranked Washington College men's lacrosse team is set to host Franklin & Marshall in the 2014 Centennial Conference Championship game Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

The Shoremen (14-1, 8-0 Centennial): After running the table in the Centennial Conference regular season for the first time in 10 years, Washington took down Gettysburg in dominating fashion, 20-7, in a semifinal game Wednesday. The Shoremen scored the first 17 goals of the game and broke the record for goals in a Centennial Conference Tournament game. Sophomore midfielder Sid Looney, who entered the game with 10 goals on the season, became the first Shoreman in 11 years to score seven goals in a single game. RECAP

The Diplomats (13-4, 6-2 Centennial): The Diplomats entered the tournament as the third seed and have already avenged one of their two regular-season conference losses by knocking off defending conference champion Dickinson, 11-9, in a Wednesday semifinal. Junior attackman Will Ballantyne scored five goals in the win for F&M. RECAP

In addition to the Centennial Conference Championship, the winner will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament, which begins Wednesday, May 7th. A win by the Shoremen would give them their first Centennial Conference title since 2003 and fourth overall. A win by the Diplomats would give them their first-ever Centennial Conference title and first conference title of any kind since winning the Middle Atlantic Conference in 1990. 

The Shoremen and Diplomats faced off in Chestertown March 29th. The Shoremen never trailed in the game and held a 4-1 halftime lead en route to a 9-6 victory. Senior goalie Ted DiSalvo made 11 saves in the win for Washington, while junior midfielder Michael Trapp turned in a 16-for-19 performance on face-offs. RECAP 

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