Diplomats Host Stevens Before Heading to Ursinus

Diplomats Host Stevens Before Heading to Ursinus
Game 10
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
F&M vs. Stevens | Lancaster | 7:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 2-1
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Oct. 5, 2016
Last STE Victory: 1969
 
Game 11
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
F&M at Ursinus | Collegeville | 12:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 57-18-6
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 3-0, Sept. 28, 2016
Last UC Victory: 2-1, Oct. 2, 2013

 

Series History: Franklin & Marshall's men's soccer team (4-4-1, 2-1 CC) takes part in its final non-conference match of the regular season on Wednesday, welcoming Stevens to Tylus Field for just the third meeting between the two schools. The last two contests have gone F&M's way while the Ducks only win occurred in 1969. 

The Diplomats travel to face a more familiar opponent on Saturday when F&M resumes Centennial Conference (CC) competition against Ursinus. F&M has won each of the last three contests, and 12 of the last 13, with the Bears' last win in Collegeville occurring in 2014. 

Last Game Against Stevens: A pair of first-half goals helped power F&M past Stevens by a 3-0 score on Oct. 5 of last year. Jeremy Levine (28th minute), Jason Tonelli (34th minute) and Wyatt Fabian (65th minute) tallied the Diplomats' markers while goalkeeper Dave Reingold (8-1-3) earned the win after recording two saves in 76 minutes of work. 

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Last Game Against Ursinus: Two Robert Maze goals in the opening 12 minutes of action, and a late second-half insurance score from Ryan Fincher (82nd minute), drove F&M past Ursinus with a 3-0 shutout on Sept. 28 of last season. 

The Diplomats dominated the shot count at 19-8, holding a 12-6 advantage through the final 45 minutes of play. Corners were closer with the edge belonging to Ursinus at 5-4. 

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Last Week: F&M competed just once last week, downing rival Dickinson by a 2-1 score on Wednesday at Tylu Field. Tonelli recorded both of the Diplomats' scores in the third and 88th minutes. Goalkeeper Christopher Amoruso entered the game after the halftime break and earned his first-career win with a three-save effort. 

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Among the Leaders (CC): Jim Connolly's six assists are tied for first among CC men's soccer players, while Tonelli's seven goals are tied for fourth. Tonelli's 14 points stand alone in fifth.

Among the Leaders (NCAA): As a team, F&M ranks 13th among all DIII institutions in corner kick opportunities per game with an average of 7.44.

Record Book Watch: Tonelli has 11 game-winning goals in his career, a mark that is good for second in program history. Ben Beaver '13 leads the way with 20. The senior forward also has 24 career goals, which places him 11th on the all-time list, while his 51 career points stand in 17th. Beaver tops each category with 47 and 104, respectively. 

Ben Draheim is climbing the list for most games played by a member of the program, currently placing 13th with 72. Devon Malfitano '15 holds the record with 82.