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In a battle of two of the top women's lacrosse programs in NCAA Division III, the York College Spartans suffered a 9-8 home loss against Franklin and Marshall on Thursday afternoon.

York came into the contest ranked No. 8 in D-III in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine poll, while F&M was No. 3. York falls to 1-1 on the year. It was F&M's season opener.

Rachel Saks had three goals for the Spartans, while Claudia Diventi added two. Paige Moriarty had three goals and an assist for F&M.

York College's next game is Wednesday, March 2, at home vs. No. 16 Messiah.