Diplomats Set for Crucial CC Clash With Muhlenberg

Diplomats Set for Crucial CC Clash With Muhlenberg
Game 12
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
No. 5 F&M at Eastern | St. Davids | 4:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 7-2
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 2-0, Oct. 14, 2015
Last EU Victory: 2-1, Nov. 7, 2012
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Game 13
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
No. 5 F&M vs. Muhlenberg | Lancaster | 3:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 18-6
Streak: F&M +8
Last F&M Victory: 4-0, Oct. 17, 2015
Last MC Victory: 2-0, Oct. 24, 2008
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Series History: Franklin & Marshall travels to Eastern on Tuesday for a nonconference showdown with the Eagles at 4:00 p.m. The Diplomats own a 7-2 lead in the all-time series, thanks in part to victories in the last three meetings, with the last Eastern win coming in 2012.

The week wraps up on Saturday with a massive Centennial Conference (CC) battle on Homecoming as Muhlenberg visits Lancaster for a 3:00 p.m. matchup between the CC's top two teams. F&M enters the game with an 18-6 advantage in the previous 24 meetings, including victories in the last eight.

Last Week: Following Monday's victory over McDaniel in a game rescheduled from the previous week, the Diplomats opened last week with a 4-0 romp over Johns Hopkins at home. Emily Nagle and Melanie Consiglio both bagged a pair of goals in the victory.

To read a full recap, click here.

Action continued on Saturday as F&M traveled to Haverford, notching another shutout and a 2-0 victory on the road. Consiglio and Erin Coverdale provided the goals as the Diplomats remained undefeated (6-0) in the CC play.

To read a full recap, click here.

In the Rankings: F&M landed at No. 6 in this week's NFHCA national coaches poll. Saturday will feature a battle of ranked teams, as Muhlenberg came in at No. 14.

To view the full rankings release, click here.

Win Streak: Another two-win week in the Centennial brought F&M's regular-season conference win streak to 23 games. More than two calendar years have passed since the Dips last dropped a regular-season conference game on Sept. 27, 2014.

Among the Leaders: Annie Horsley's five assists place her in a tie for second-most in the CC this season. Only Dickinson's Amber Dey (6) has more. Horsley also ranks near the top of the conference in total shots, ranking fifth with 38 attempts.

Ilianna Santangelo's role in F&M's dominant defense is evidenced by her place near the top of several goalkeeping categories. Her save percentage (.783) and goals-against average (.89) are both good for third in the CC, and second-best among conference goalies with more than 350 minutes in the cage.

Full conference statistics can be viewed here.

Player of the Week: Nicole Bodo was named the conference's CC Defensive Player of the Week after contributing to F&M's three shutouts and scoring the game-winning goal on Monday against McDaniel. The honor is the first of her career and the third of the season for the Diplomats.

Milestone Watch: Sydney Cole's nine career game-winners place her third in program history for most game-winning goals. The record is held by Becky Willert '12 with 13.