By Brooke Paulshock
Elm Staff Writer
This past Saturday, March 24, Washington College beat Franklin & Marshall 11-8 in a Centennial Conference match at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen are now 6-2 overall and have moved to first place being 3-0 in the conference. Washington has now won six straight games for the first time since 2008.
In the game against the Diplomats, junior attackman Bennett Cord tied his career-high with a game-best of five goals and six points, while senior attackman Dominic Serio had career-high in goals (3), assists (2) and points (5).
The Shoremen played team defense against the Diplomats. Washington tallied a total of twelve caused-turnovers and was 16-21 on clears. Leading the team was junior defenseman Michael Pierandri, with a career-high and game-high of four caused-turnovers, one being a crucial save when stripping the ball away from behind on the fast break. In goal, senior goalie Peter Stewart made 11 saves in the victory.
The Shoremen are ranked in the top three for goals, assists, ground balls, points, shots, caused turnovers, save percentage, and faceoff percentages per game in the Centennial Conference.
Many of the Shoremen players have also earned top spots in the Conference. Trapp is ranked number one for faceoff percentages, winning 66 percent of his faceoffs. Stewart is ranked number one for save percentage, saving 61 percent per game.
Cord is this week`s Shoreman of the Week and Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in the past three weeks, scoring six goals and registering three assists in the 2-0 week for the Shoremen.
The Shoremen return to action this Saturday with a 1 p.m. Centennial Conference contest at Muhlenberg College.