Diplomats Down Red Devils

Diplomats Down Red Devils

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall picked up a 3-0 victory over visiting Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action Wednesday evening.  The Diplomats recognized seniors Pam Horner and Nicole Morano who were playing in their second to last regular season home contest.

Set one started off with both teams trading points at 6-6. The Diplomats (17-6, 6-2 CC) strung together a 19-5 run, to take the set 25-11.  The second game saw four ties, before F&M pulled away 19-17. The Diplomats went up 24-18 as the Red Devils spoiled three set points. Dickinson (5-14, 2-5 CC) came within four points, before the Diplomats came away with a 25-20 win.

F&M found itself in an early 3-5 hole to start out the third set. The Diplomats rallied, scoring seven straight points, to go up 10-5.  Dickinson countered with a 13-10 run to put the set at 20-18.  F&M finished off the set and match with a 25-21 win.

Horner contributed 33 assists to along with seven digs. Kerry Rom and Candice Tussing picked up eight kills apiece to lead the Diplomats. On the defensive side, Katy May had nine digs, while Caitlin Krutsick and Tussing picked five apiece. Rom added 10 digs for F&M. Morano finished the evening with seven kills, two digs and two block assists.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on Saturday at Muhlenberg for a tri-match. The Diplomats will take on the Mules at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Merchant Marines at 1:00 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall def. Dickinson 25-11,25-20,25-21

Franklin & Marshall (17-6, 6-2 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Candice Tussing 8-1-1; Kerry Rom 8-2-1; Nicole Morano 7-0-2; Sydney Seydel 5-0-0; Heather Letzkus 4-0-2; Jessica Poucel 3-0-2; Pam Horner 2-1-0; Jian Lipowcan 1-1-0; Caitlin Krutsick 1-0-0; Mariah Eble 1-0-0; Katy May 0-3-0; Totals 40-8-4.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 35. (Dig leaders) - Kerry Rom 10; Katy May 9