HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall was ousted from the Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball championship tournament with a 3-1 loss to Gettysburg. The Diplomats end the 2009 campaign at 23-6. Gettysburg advances to the CC finals and will face Haverford. The Fords advanced to their fourth consecutive championship match and they now have a chance to become just the third four-peat in Centennial history.
Nicole Morano led F&M with 16 kills and one block while Candice Tussing recorded 11 kills and eight assists. Kerry Rom also got in on the attack with eight kills. Pam Horner had 45 assists and 12 digs for the Diplomats. Katy May finished with one kill, six aces and 15 digs.
The Diplomats wrap the season with the best record since 2002 and the best record in the Mary Kate Boland era.
Gettysburg def. Franklin & Marshall 25-20,25-27,25-20,25-15
Gettysburg (19-8) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kristina Mercier 10-1-4; Nicole Burns 10-0-3; Kate Yoder 8-5-6; Stephanie Rickabaugh 8-4-2;Virginia Hogan 4-3-1; Amanda Krampf 2-3-4; Kristin Kotewicz 0-1-0;
Totals 42-17-12.0. (Assists) - Amanda Krampf 36.
Dig leaders - Kristin Kotewicz 14; Stephanie Rickabaugh 9; Kristina Mercier 9; Amanda Krampf 8
Franklin & Marshall (23-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Morano 16-0-1; Candice Tussing 11-0-0; Kerry Rom 8-0-0; Sydney Seydel 7-0-1; Jessica Poucel 2-0-1; Jian Lipowcan 2-0-0; Pam Horner 1-1-0; Katy May 1-6-0; Lis Power 0-1-0;
Totals 48-8-2.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 45.
Dig leaders - Katy May 15; Kerry Rom 13; Pam Horner 12; Candice Tussing 8