F&M Fall Sports Set for CC Playoffs

F&M Fall Sports Set for CC Playoffs

LANCASTER, Pa. - Three of Franklin & Marshall postseason-eligible fall sports teams will compete in this week's Centennial Conference (CC) playoffs. F&M's field hockey and volleyball squads each won the CC regular season to earn the top seed and the right to host this weekend's semifinal and final rounds in Lancaster, while men's soccer secured the fifth seed and will play in Wednesday's first round.

A full schedule of the upcoming CC playoffs for each sport can be found below, or by visiting the links to the official CC tournament pages.

Men's soccer will square off against Johns Hopkins in the first round on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Diplomats will travel to Baltimore to take on the fourth-seeded Blue Jays at 7:00 pm. The winner of Wednesday's game will meet top-seeded and host Swarthmore in Saturday's second semifinal at 6:00 p.m.

The tournament champion will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA postseason, which begins first and second round play on Nov. 8 and Nov. 10-11. Final selections for the field will be made by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information regarding the NCAA men's soccer tournament, click here.

Men's Soccer CC Championship Schedule | Men's Soccer CC Championship Site

Wednesday, Oct. 31 - First Round at Johns Hopkins

  • #4 Johns Hopkins vs. #5 Franklin & Marshall - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3 - Semifinals at Swarthmore

  • #2 Dickinson vs. #3 Haverford - 3:00 p.m.
  • #1 Swarthmore vs. #4/5 seed - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4 - Finals at Swarthmore

  • Championship - 3:00 p.m.

Volleyball earned the top seed in the tournament with a 9-1 CC record in the regular season.  The Diplomats will take on the winner of Thursday's first-round match between fourth-seeded Haverford and fifth-seeded Gettysburg on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

The tournament champion will earn an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament, which begins regional play from Nov. 9-11. The field will officially be set by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information regarding the NCAA volleyball tournament, click here.

Volleyball CC Championship Schedule | Volleyball CC Championship Site

Thursday, Nov. 1 - First Round at Haverford

  • #4 Haverford vs. #5 Gettysburg - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3 - Semifinals at Franklin & Marshall

  • #1 Franklin & Marshall vs. #4/5 seed - 12:00 p.m.
  • #2 Johns Hopkins vs. #3 Swarthmore - 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4 - Finals at Franklin & Marshall

  • Championship - 1:00 p.m.

Field Hockey earned the top seed in the tournament for the second straight year with an unblemished 10-0 CC regular season mark. The Diplomats will face off against the winner of Wednesday's first round matchup between fourth-seeded Ursinus and fifth-seeded Washington College.

The tournament champion will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA postseason, which begins its first round on Nov. 7 and second/third rounds on Nov. 10-11. The NCAA will set its final field of teams by Nov. 6. For more information regarding the NCAA field hockey tournament, click here.

Field Hockey CC Championship Schedule | Field Hockey CC Championship Site

Thursday, Nov. 1 - First Round at Ursinus

  • #4 Ursinus vs. #5 Washington College - Time TBA

Saturday, Nov. 3 - Semifinals at Franklin & Marshall

  • #1 Franklin & Marshall vs. #4/5 seed - 12:00 p.m.
  • #2 Haverford vs. #3 Gettysburg - 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6 - Finals at Franklin & Marshall

  • Championship - 1:00 p.m.

Following From Home

Each of the semifinal and championship field hockey and volleyball contests hosted by F&M this weekend will feature live video streaming and live stats. To access the video and live stats, click the links below, or visit each individual team's schedule/results page. Further information regarding video and livestats of Wednesday's men's soccer first round game at Johns Hopkins will be posted on F&M's men's soccer schedule/results page as it becomes available.