Diplomats Aim for Strong Finish to Season

Diplomats Aim for Strong Finish to Season
Game 15
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
F&M at Eastern | Wayne | 3:30 PM
Series Record: EU Leads 1-0
Streak: EU +1
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last EU Victory: 2-0, Sept. 23, 2009
 
Game 16
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
F&M at Johns Hopkins | Baltimore | 1:00 PM
Series Record: JHU Leads 23-3-2
Streak: JHU +15
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, Oct. 4, 1997
Last JHU Victory: 1-0, Oct. 5, 2016
 

Series History: Franklin & Marshall's women's soccer team (5-8-1, 2-6-1 CC) hits the road for a pair of contests to conclude the 2017 regular season. The Diplomats open action on Tuesday for the second all-time meeting with Eastern and looking for their first win in the series.

Centennial Conference (CC) competition wraps up on Saturday with a meeting against No. 10 Johns Hopkins as F&M aims for its first series win since 1997.

Last Game Against Eastern: F&M fell to Eastern by a 2-0 score at home on Sept. 23, 2009. The Eagles controlled shots by a 19-2 margin, as well as corners at 5-1.

To view the box score from this game, click here.

Last Game Against Hopkins: F&M held Hopkins scoreless for nearly 70 minutes but was ultimately undone by a second-half goal en route to a hard-fought 1-0 defeat on Oct. 5 of last season. Goalkeeper Nicole Savidge (4-4) was strong in net for F&M throughout; making a number of key saves, including a point-blank stop on a shot from 10 yards out in the 84th minute to keep the contest close. She finished with eight saves with four coming in each half.

To read the complete recap, click here

Last Week: Four different players scored goals in a commanding 4-0 shutout of Bryn Mawr on Saturday as the Diplomats honored their eight-member senior class before the start of the game.

Gabby Panayotakis (5-8-1) earned the win in net with her fifth shutout of the season while the Owls' Leah Baer (0-11) was charged with the loss despite an eight-save performance. Shots favored F&M by a staggering 25-0 margin, as well as corners at 11-0.

To read the complete recap, click here. To watch video highlights from the win, click here

Historic Performance in Net: In the Diplomats Sept. 20th game against Dickinson, goalkeeper Gabby Panayotakis collected 20 saves in 96:12 minutes of action, which was good for the fourth most saves in a game in program history and the most since 1987.

Upset Win: Entering the Sept. 2 game against No. 15 Stevens earlier in the year, the Diplomats were winless against top-25 teams in their last 18 opportunities. All of that changed when F&M upset the Ducks by a 1-0 score in Lancaster.

Among the CC Leaders: Reanna Leoni stands among the CC leaders in points with 21 on the year, a mark which places her in a tie for third. The senior forward is fourth in goals with nine. Swarthmore's Marin McCoy leads both categories with 35 points and 13 goals. 

Panayotakis is second with 81 saves and fifth in save percentage with an .810 mark while tying for fourth with four shutouts on the season.