Diplomats Sweep at Scramble Tournament

Diplomats Sweep at Scramble Tournament

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team continued its winning streak with a pair of victories which won the Diplomats the 2010 F&M Scramble Tournament. F&M extended its winning streak to nine straight with wins over Marymount, 3-0, and Susquehanna, 3-2, Saturday.

F&M cruised through its first match, sweeping Marymount in three straight sets. The Diplomats won the first 25-6, took the second 25-17 and wrapped up the match with a 25-19 third set victory.

The second game of the day turned out to be the Diplomats toughest contests in weeks. The Diplomats took the first set 25-23 before the Susquehanna answered in the second with a 25-22 win. F&M rebounded, winning the third 25-22, but dropped the fourth 15-25. The Diplomats rallied in the fifth for a 15-7 victory and the tournament championship.

Pam Horner led the way for the Diplomats with 56 assists, 25 digs and four aces on the day. She was rewarded for her performance, earning Tournament MVP honors.  

Sydney Seydel was named to the All-Tournament Team. Seydel had 19 kills and five digs on Saturday. Kerry Rom turned in a great performance with 13 kills and 22 assists while Nicole Morano finished with 13 kills and five blocks. Candice Tussing picked up 18 kills over the two matches.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on Wednesday when the Diplomats host conference foe Gettysburg at 7:00 p.m.

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Pam Horner
F&M: Sydney Seydel, Pam Horner
Susquehanna: Emily Carson, Lindsey Jankiweicz
Marymount: Chelseas Gates
LVC: Joelle Snyder