F&M Plays Host This Week, Opens CC Play Against Muhlenberg

F&M Plays Host This Week, Opens CC Play Against Muhlenberg

Game 4
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
F&M vs. Eastern | Lancaster | 5:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 8-2
Streak: F&M +4
Last F&M Victory: 4-2, Oct. 11, 2016
Last EU Victory: 2-1, Nov. 7, 2012 
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Game 5
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
F&M vs. Muhlenberg | Lancaster | 12:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 19-7
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 4-1, Nov. 5, 2016
Last MC Victory: 1-0, Oct. 15, 2016
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Series History: Franklin & Marshall finishes up non-conference play on Wednesday, hosting Eastern at 5:00 p.m. The Diplomats lead the series 8-2, and have won the last four meetings with the Eagles.

Centennial Conference (CC) matches begin on Saturday with Muhlenberg traveling to Lancaster for a 12:00 p.m. matchup. The Diplomats have historically dominated the Mules, owning a 19-7 advantage in the overall record. A regular season loss against Muhlenberg did not deter the Diplomats from taking the streak back with a 4-1 win in the CC Playoffs.  

Last Week: F&M took a tough loss on Saturday, falling to Mary Washington 3-2. Annie Horsley scored two goals off of three shots in the loss.    

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In the Rankings: F&M fell to No. 14 in this week's NFHCA National Coaches poll. Ursinus is the only other CC team to make the top-20 while Messiah remains in the top spot.

To view the full rankings release, click here.

Among the Leaders: Horsley's two goals this weekend tied her for second in the conference standings with three goals, and needing only one more to catch up to the leader, Mason McNulty (Haverford). 

Ilianna Santangelo remains tied for first in the conference with just four goals against.

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Milestone Watch: Cole ranks 12th in career goals (29), and needs one more to tie Eileen O'Reilly '11. She is also 13th in career points (73). Recording one game-winner so far this season pushed Cole to second with 12, and only one goal behind record holder Becky Willert '12. Both Cole and Horsley are close to breaking the top-10 with 15 assists needing only two more to tie for eighth place. Eileen O'Reilly '11 leads this category with 35. 

Tallying one defensive save so far, Sarah Schannauer is tied for second (10), with Steph McDonald '13 leading the category at 16. Santangelo entrenched her second place spot with 31 wins, and now ranks fifth in shutouts, needing only one more to tie for fourth, while Laura Cianciulli '82 leads with 30.