Diplomats Top Latest Coaches Poll; Face Gettysburg and Bryn Mawr - Week 7 Game Notes

Diplomats Top Latest Coaches Poll; Face Gettysburg and Bryn Mawr - Week 7 Game Notes

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Game 10
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
No. 1 F&M vs. No. 5 Gettysburg | Lancaster, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 30-27-1
Streak: GC +1
Last F&M Victory: 16-11, April 27, 2016
Last GC Victory: 6-5, May 8, 2016
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Game 11
Saturday, April 8, 2017
No. 1 F&M at Bryn Mawr | Bryn Mawr, Pa. | 7:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 23-0
Streak: F&M +23
Last F&M Victory: 17-1, April 6, 2016
Last BMC Victory: Never
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Series History: No. 1 Franklin & Marshall hosts No. 5 Gettysburg on Wednesday in a clash of Centennial Conference (CC) and national powerhouses. The Diplomats own a slim 30-27-1 lead in the previous 58 meetings.

The Diplomats then visit Bryn Mawr on Saturday, looking to extend a 23-game winning streak and keep a perfect all-time record against the Owls.

National Rankings: F&M rose all the way to the top of this week's IWLCA National Rankings, moving up to No. 1 from No. 3 last week. Gettysburg, the previous top-ranked team, fell to No. 5, while Muhlenberg at No. 20 rounds out Centennial representation in the poll. The No. 1 ranking marks the first time the Diplomats have topped the poll since March 2015.

Record Watch: Moriarty continues to ascend the ranks of the Diplomats' career offensive leaders. Her 234 points on the season are good for 12th on the all-time list. Blake Hargest '10 leads the way with 341. Moriarty's 138 career goals place her 16th, while her 96 assists are now seventh.

Vanessa Budd and Sarah Bozzo are climbing the caused turnover list and now rank seventh and eighth, respectively, with 71 and 64 in their careers.

Last Week: The Diplomats started the week by knocking off the defending national champion as Gabby Frank buried a pass from Maddie Hughes 45 seconds into overtime to lift F&M to a 9-8 victory over No. 5 Middlebury on Wednesday evening.

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On Saturday, the Diplomats continued to roll, scoring five straight goals to close out the first half on the way to a 14-3 win over Haverford on Saturday.

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Last Time We Met Gettysburg: No. 5 Gettysburg edged No.4 Franklin & Marshall 6-5 in the CC Championship on May 8 in Lancaster.

Paige Moriarty and Hughes both tallied a pair of goals while Grace Saliba led the way with two assists. 

Danielle Harrington stood tall in the cage with 13 saves, but was saddled with the loss as the Bullets outshot F&M 27-16 and held a 13-9 edge in ground balls.

Last Time We Met Bryn Mawr: The Diplomats cruised to a 17-1 victory on April 6.

Frank, Moriarty and Saliba all finished with three goals and two assists to pace the F&M scoring attack.

The Diplomats held a 32-5 edge in shots and went 7-for-7 in clear attempts.