Diplomats Sweep at Muhlenberg

Diplomats Sweep at Muhlenberg

ALLENTOWN, Pa. --  The Franklin & Marshall women's volleyball team picked up a pair of 3-0 wins Saturday at a tri-match with Muhlenberg and the U.S. Merchant Marines. The Diplomats defeated the Mules 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 and took down the Mariners 25-11, 25-17, 25-17 in the nightcap.  F&M improved to 19-6 (7-2 CC) with its third win in a row.

On the offensive side Pam Horner contributed 54 assists while Katy May picked up six service aces. Candice Tussing had 14 kills while Nicole Morano and Sydney Seydel finished with 12 and nine kills respectively.

Defensively, Horner finished with 16 digs and May had 12.  Stephanie Armstrong turned in nine digs over the two matches.

The Diplomats look to improve their No. 6  NCAA regional ranking  with the regular season finale against Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is set for 12:00 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall def. Muhlenberg 25-17,25-18,25-18

Franklin & Marshall (18-6 (7-2 CC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Candice
Tussing 7-1-1; Nicole Morano 7-0-2; Sydney Seydel 7-0-0; Kerry Rom
6-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 4-0-0; Jessica Poucel 4-0-1; Mariah Eble 2-0-0;
Pam Horner 1-0-0; Katy May 0-5-0; Nicole Venezia 0-1-0; Totals
38-7-2.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 32. (Dig leaders) - Pam Horner 12;
Katy May 10

Muhlenberg (4-20 (1-7 CC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Davi Gordon 6-0-1;
Jackie Price 5-0-1; LaurainneOjoOhikuare 4-2-1; Jenn Seeba 3-0-1;
Brooke McQueen 3-2-1; Morgan Duggan 2-0-0; Totals 23-4-4.0. (Assists)
- Morgan Duggan 15. (Dig leaders) - Morgan Duggan 13; Erica Wenzel 13;
Davi Gordon 8

Franklin & Marshall def. Merchant Marine Acad 25-11,25-17,25-17

Franklin & Marshall (19-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kerry Rom 8-2-0;
Candice Tussing 7-3-2; Nicole Morano 5-0-2; Heather Letzkus 4-0-0;
Jessica Poucel 3-0-0; Sydney Seydel 2-0-0; Ellana Benabou 2-0-0; Pam
Horner 2-3-0; Mariah Eble 2-0-0; Meghan Hubert 1-1-0; Stephanie
Armstrong 1-0-0; Elise Gilchrist 1-0-0; Gabrielle Connor 1-0-0;
Danielle Roth 1-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 1-1-0; Katy May 0-1-0; Kelsey
Beveridge 0-3-0; Totals 41-14-2.0. (Assists) - Pam Horner 22. (Dig
leaders) - Stephanie Armstrong 9; Kerry Rom 4

Merchant Marine Acad (10-15) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Flaherty
6-0-1; Kelly Hodges 5-0-0; Michelle Daneu 3-0-0; Ana Fuschetto 2-0-0;
Jessica Tyack 2-0-1; Grace Mariani 0-3-0; Totals 18-3-2.0. (Assists) -
Ana Fuschetto 12. (Dig leaders) - Ana Fuschetto 5; Kelly Hodges 3