Diplomats Hit the Road for Two CC Games - Week 6 Game Notes

Diplomats Hit the Road for Two CC Games - Week 6 Game Notes

Game 9
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
No. 10 F&M at No. 4 Gettysburg | Gettysburg, Pa. | 3:30 PM
Series Record: Gettysburg Leads 38-24
Streak: F&M + 2
Last F&M Victory: 9-8, May 6, 2017
Last Gettysburg Victory: 13-5, April 27, 2016

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Game 10
Saturday, March 31, 2018
No. 10 F&M at Haverford | Haverford, Pa. | 3:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 21-10
Streak: F&M +4
Last F&M Victory: 11-3, April 1, 2017
Last Haverford Victory: 11-10, April 20, 2013

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Series History: F&M battles Gettysburg for the 63rd time on Wednesday with the Bullets holding a 38-24 series edge. However, the Diplomats picked up the season sweep last year defeating Gettysburg twice, the last occurring in the Centennial Conference Championship. F&M travels to Haverford on Saturday and faces the Fords for the 32nd time, holding a 21-10 edge.

Rankings: F&M moved up a spot to No. 10 in the latest coaches poll. Gettysburg (4th) and Dickinson (9th) also represent the conference in the weekly poll. Complete poll.

Records Watch: Sean Rogers enters the week with 227 career points and became just the fifth player in program history to reach 200 earlier this season. Rogers has 129 goals, which place him fourth on the all-time list, while his 98 assists are fifth. Chris Mergardt '96 (192 goals) and Jon Dale '90 (218 assists) hold the top spots in those respective categories. 

F&M Last Week: No. 11 Franklin & Marshall picked up a dominant 16-2 win over Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. Complete release.

Luke Keating had three goals and one assist, Kevin Mollihan struck three times and Sean Rogers along with Harry Rice both scored twice. Rogers added an assist as did Rob BaxterRonan Garcia, and Nick CrennanTucker McBrideJohn SommiSam GargesJamie Spruance and Ellis Llewellyn all ended with a goal and George Briggs finished with four helpers and one score.

Llewellyn added two caused turnovers with four ground balls and Jarrett Donaghy collected six ground balls while Andrew Fine finished with four. Scott Hatch picked up the win with five stops in the cage and improved to 7-1.

F&M outshot Swarthmore 56-20, held a 36-33 edge in ground balls and went 16-for-18 in clear attempts.

Last Meeting with Gettysburg: Kevin Mollihan's overtime goal with just nine seconds remaining in the period, delivered the No. 12 Franklin & Marshall men's lacrosse team its first-ever Centennial Conference (CC) Championship with a 9-8 victory over No. 19 Gettysburg last year on May 6. Complete release.

Goalkeeper Scott Hatch (15-2) put forth a career effort for the Diplomats with 14 saves, including five in the fourth quarter. 

Following Mollihan's six scores, Tucker McBride was next with two, followed by Mike Rama with one. Rogers notched a pair of helpers. Shots favored Gettysburg by a 44-34 margin, however, F&M outshot the Bullets 4-0 in overtime. 

Defender Anthony Dougherty caused four turnovers and collected five ground balls. Ellis Llewellyn also registered five ground balls, while Harry Rice was credited with four. 

Last Meeting with Haverford: Sean Rogers and Kevin Mollihan both finished with a hat trick to lead Franklin & Marshall to an 11-3 victory over Haverford on April 1. Complete release.

Sean Rogers finished with three goals and one assist and Kevin Mollihan netted three scores. Harry Rice had two scores and Mike Rama ended with a goal and three assists. Shane McBride and Read Ziegler both struck once and John Sommi added an assist for the Diplomats.

Ellis Llewellyn led the defense with three caused turnovers and five ground balls, while Drew DeBacco, along with Anthony Dougherty, finished with two caused turnovers each.  

Andrew Rose went 12-for-17 from the X and ended with three ground balls. Scott Hatch picked up the win with six stops and improved to 7-2 while Dylan Slack took the loss with 10 saves. 

F&M held a slight 32-29 edge in shots, led 37-28 in ground balls and went 17-for-19 in clear attempts.